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First sod cut at South West College Erne Campus site
10
April, 2018
South West College was delighted today, Tuesday 10th April, to cut the first sod on the site of the new Erne Campus in association with Tracey Brothers Ltd the contractors appointed to develop the £29 million state-of-the-art Campus.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 10/04/2018 14:25:28
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SWC and Dungannon PS team up for GardenstoGrow
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February, 2018
The South West College (SWC) STEM Centre and Dungannon Primary School are teaming up for the GardenstoGrow project. The project is designed to strengthen the cooperation between Dungannon Primary school and the STEM centre to support the full development of horticulture potential for a better early childhood education and to promote social inclusion.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/02/2018 11:53:29
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Greenville Energy Set to Boost Growth Through South West College Partnership
18
September, 2017
Ardstraw based Greenville Energy Ltd. in partnership with South West College has been successful in securing substantial funding through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 18/09/2017 16:15:52
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Gold Medal for Stuart at SWC at Skillbuild UK
23
November, 2016
SkillBuild is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK, it has been on the go for over forty-five years, the UKs most talented apprentices compete against each other to be awarded SkillBuild champion in their chosen trade and be part of the UK team. 
  • 23/11/2016 12:25:41
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South West College urge students to Mind their Head
10
October, 2016
On Monday 10th October, as part of mental health awareness, South West College (SWC) hosted a 'Put it in Your Phone Day’ to coincide with World Mental Health Day.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 10/10/2016 13:55:14
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New Undergraduate Top Up Degrees now available at SWC
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September, 2016
South West College (SWC) working in partnership with the Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast are currently engaging on an ambitious project entitled ‘Project 10’.  Project 10 is a forward thinking programme designed to deliver Higher Education to Degree Level (Level 6) in the South West Region through the establishment of a rural university base.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 16/09/2016 13:35:00
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Memorandum of Understanding Signed by Ulster University and South West College
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March, 2016
A significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Ulster University and South West College in the presence of First Minister Arlene Foster at Stormont Castle Monday 21 March 2016.  This agreement has been established as part of a SMART Region initiative spearheaded by First Minister Foster. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 22/03/2016 10:02:34
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Dalradian Gold Launch Support Scheme for Local Students
20
October, 2015
Co.Tyrone mineral development and exploration company Dalradian Gold Ltd. (DGL) has launched a bursary programme for students of South West College.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 20/10/2015 14:24:59
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Farry visits Higher Level Apprentices at South West College
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October, 2015
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has visited South West College in Omagh where he met a number of Higher Level Apprentices.
  • 16/10/2015 12:33:04
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Businesses urged to 'Recruit Smart’ with new Higher Level Apprenticeships
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September, 2015
South West College, supported by the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL), Ulster University, Queen’s University and many leading employers across the South West region is delighted to announce a major new jobs initiative for the South West region.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 25/09/2015 12:35:28
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Minister addresses South West College Strategy Day
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August, 2015
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today addressed a special South West College event that examined how innovative skills and training provision can stimulate jobs and growth in Fermanagh and Tyrone.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 18/08/2015 15:30:41
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Clean sweep for South West College Motor Vehicle students
10
July, 2015
Conor McGaughey, Seamus Goodfellow and Gareth Murphy achieved first, second and third respectively in the WorldSkills Auto Tec UK Heats at Jaguar/Land Rover Training Academy in Leamington Spa last week.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 10/07/2015 11:48:05
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South West College and 24 firms engineer unique jobs event
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April, 2015
South West College (SWC) Dungannon and 24 employers teamed up to pitch opportunities in the world of engineering to young people at a recent unique careers event.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/04/2015 09:58:17
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South West College STEP Students are all heart for the British Heart Foundation
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February, 2015
It was all for a good cause at South West College recently, when the STEP students at South West College Omagh Campus took part in ‘Wear it, Beat it’ fundraising activities in aid of the British Heart Foundation. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 23/02/2015 10:50:02
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Future looks bright for young entrepreneurs of tomorrow
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December, 2014
Students from South West College (SWC) were awarded for their promising business projects at this year’s Future Student of Business Awards, which is organised jointly by the Federation of Small Business and Colleges Northern Ireland at Titanic Belfast.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 17/12/2014 10:45:58
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NI students take bridge to success with SSE Airtricity Scholarship Fund Programme
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December, 2014
SSE Airtricity, Northern Ireland’s second largest energy provider, has handed a welcome financial boost to twenty-two students from Ulster University and South West Regional College, through a £100,000 Scholarship Fund. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 12/12/2014 14:02:15
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Omagh Engineering student building the right Foundation for his career
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September, 2014
Aaron O'Neill from Gortin near Omagh and FP McCann have engineered a successful partnership through Aaron's Civil Engineering Foundation degree.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 30/09/2014 16:53:09
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Fermanagh Student Declan McGrath set for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015
09
September, 2014
Declan Mcgrath age 20 from Fermanagh, Northern Ireland and currently employed at Bundoran Motors, Co Donegal, Ireland was named as one of the competitors for Squad UK (Automotive Technology) for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 after competing over three days of intense competition at Emtec Nottingham. Declan was invited to take part in Squad UK after excelling at the WorldSkills UK Pre-Selection Skills Competitions.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 09/09/2014 10:59:49
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SSE Airtricity launches new educational bursary scholarship funded from wind energy
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September, 2014
SSE Airtricity, Northern Ireland’s second largest energy provider, has partnered with two of Northern Ireland’s largest education providers, the University of Ulster and South West College, to launch the SSE  SSE Airtricity Scholarship in what is a major boost to students from the West and North-West of the country.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 08/09/2014 09:57:26
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Foundation degrees enrolments soar at South West College
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August, 2014
Demand for low cost and locally-based routes to honours degrees has resulted in record numbers of students signing up for foundation degrees, according to new figures from South West College.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 07/08/2014 17:04:42
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South West College Florists Bloom at Chelsea Qualifying Event
07
May, 2014
Dublin based Florists and students of South West College, Ciara Quigley and Karen Massey were recently announced as the first and second prize winners, respectively, at the Irish Chelsea Hub qualifying heat.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 07/05/2014 13:21:43
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Internship Programme set to boost key employability skills                         in the South West region
02
May, 2014
South West College in association with the Western Health and Social Services Trust have announced a new Smart Region Internship Programme.
  • 02/05/2014 16:05:18
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Local Volunteer hailed for work with young people
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April, 2014
Omagh volunteer Johanne McCanny was recently announced as the recipient of the annual Ross McCartney Volunteer Award in recognition for her outstanding work and commitment in supporting young offenders.
  • 17/04/2014 12:44:36
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South West College is officially a Grade 1 Outstanding College
17
April, 2014
The Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) has officially declared South West College as a Grade 1 College.  The College is the only Regional College in Northern Ireland to achieve this accolade ranking it among the top 4 colleges within the 350 across the UK.  
  • Troy Prenter
  • 17/04/2014 10:27:51
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Young People Urged to Stay Connected for a Brighter Future
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March, 2014
Young people who have successfully completed the Connections programme at South West College were recently praised for their efforts in overcoming personal barriers to return to education, training or employment and urged to continue to believe in themselves to achieve their goals.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 24/03/2014 15:35:18
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South West College set to host the Northern Ireland Autoskills Finals
12
March, 2014
It has just been announced that South West College will be the venue for the Autoskills Northern Ireland regional finals on the 7th May 2014. This event will see the top motor vehicle and heavy vehicle technicians from across the province competing to claim the accolade of Northern Ireland Technician of the year 2014 for both categories.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 12/03/2014 10:44:37
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Declan competes for a place at World Skills Auto finals
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February, 2014
This week will be no ordinary week for Declan McGrath from, Belleek.  Declan is due to take part in an intensive Auto Skills UK selection competition for the World Skills finals in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2015.
  • 04/02/2014 16:44:13
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Richard sets his sights on Brazil 2015
04
February, 2014
Mechanics are certainly in the blood for Richard Cahoon, from Cookstown who is about to take part in an intensive Auto Skills UK selection competition for the World Skills finals in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2015.
  • 04/02/2014 16:41:58
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South West College Embedding Diversity Review Report published
17
January, 2014
South West College recently held a launch for the research report conducted in relation to the College’s commitment to equality and diversity.
  • 17/01/2014 13:56:45
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South West College gain Halfords seal of approval
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December, 2013
Chris Millan, the UK Trade Accounts Manager for Halfords visited South West College Omagh Campus recently to reinforce support for the excellent work being done by the College’s Motor Vehicle team.
  • 03/12/2013 16:53:33
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New sign language App hailed as lasting legacy for successful deaf awareness project
02
December, 2013
The Deaf Communications Infrastructure Development (DCID) Project culminated recently with a conference held at the Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen.  The DCID project, funded by the European Union INTERREG IVA Programme, has run for the last 3 years and has given deaf people from the border areas of Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Monaghan, and Sligo an opportunity to teach Sign Language (either British or Irish) to the hearing people from these areas. 
  • 02/12/2013 10:11:32
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Pink Pamper Party at South West College….something for everyone!
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November, 2013
Beauty Therapy students of South West College are enthused to be organising a fundraising event along with Cancer Focus on Thursday 5 December 2013 from 10am to 7pm in the Dungannon Campus.
  • 22/11/2013 14:11:12
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South West College launches the first PTA in the Further Education Sector
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November, 2013
South West College has just launched its Friends and Alumni Association with membership from across the Enniskillen, Omagh, Dungannon and Cookstown Campus areas.
  • 18/11/2013 18:10:16
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Latest success from the cross border Fusion project
13
November, 2013
The South West College are pleased to announce the completion of a cross border Fusion project, with Agri-Spread in Co. Mayo, as part of the InterTradeIreland funded programme.
  • 13/11/2013 18:02:33
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Launch of the Hair Razors Motor Club at South West College
28
October, 2013
South West College Hairdressing students have joined forces with Motor Vehicle students to launch a new pilot programme aimed at encouraging young women to take more responsibility for the maintenance and safety of their vehicles on the road.
  • 28/10/2013 18:12:44
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Roofscape and South West College Secure Grant
25
October, 2013
Roofscape in partnership with the South West College has been successful in securing a grant of over £70,000 to help improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) that reside within the UK knowledge base.
  • 25/10/2013 10:12:26
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Dancing dragons dazzle Dungannon at Confucius Classroom Project launch
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October, 2013
Dancing dragons descended on Dungannon last night as a traditional Chinese performance opened an important new South West College initiative.
  • 23/10/2013 10:05:46
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Success and more success for SWC Art and Design students
18
October, 2013

Ekadasi Ryan and Tanya Gatora, very talented students from the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at South West College, have had the privilege of having their art work featured in a publication by Heart Educational Supplies.

  • 18/10/2013 15:44:35
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South West College…yet another sustainability measure in place
08
October, 2013
South West College has just installed a 20kW Solar Photovoltaic Panel System at the Burn Road Campus in Cookstown demonstrating further its commitment to sustainability.
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  • 08/10/2013 13:44:41
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Important increase in Higher Education places at South West College
13
September, 2013
Fermanagh and Tyrone students have had unprecedented good news this week as South West College has secured an additional 40 new Higher Education places in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects for this academic year.
  • 13/09/2013 17:52:48
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10 Reasons why you should choose South West College
21
August, 2013
We give you 10 reasons why South West College is the right college for you.
  • 21/08/2013 17:02:15
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South West College brings Mandarin Chinese language to Omagh Academy...
01
August, 2013
The provision of Mandarin Chinese language by South West College is opening routes to unprecedented global opportunities for Northern Ireland. The Hanban, China selected South West College as the North’s only Further Education College to be awarded the ‘Confucius Hub’ status.
  • 01/08/2013 11:33:41
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Soccer Academy launched at South West College
23
July, 2013
South West College was delighted today to launch the Soccer Academy at its Omagh Campus. The College has recognised for some time that it needs to include more practical elements in its sport programmes in order to give students improved access to first class coaching from different sports experts.
  • 23/07/2013 11:24:16
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Abundant opportunities in engineering at South West College...
23
July, 2013
South West College, Omagh, recently hosted an Engineering Summer School to give young people an insight into the range of engineering career pathways. The purpose of the day was to help young people clarify their understanding of the increasing range of courses in this field.
  • 23/07/2013 10:36:45
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South west region urged to become a hotbed for international business
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June, 2013
The south west region has the potential to be become a hotbed for international business, a panel of industry leaders told a major conference held at South West College in Enniskillen today.
  • 14/06/2013 11:48:17
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South West College Students Influencing The World
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May, 2013
Just a month before international leaders descend on the Lough Erne Hotel, the youth of Northern Ireland were offered the opportunity to partake in a Youth Summit and work on proposals which will be put forward to the world leaders when they arrive in Fermanagh for the international summit.
  • 28/05/2013 11:18:44
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