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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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World-leading expert makes the case for virtualisation at South West College
08
September, 2014
Interactive and virtual technologies can help transform rural learning in Northern Ireland, a world-leading expert told a packed South West College in Omagh recently. John Fillwalk, Director of the acclaimed Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts at Ball State University in Indiana, delivered a two-day workshop on virtual worlds and education as part of the SWC strategy to increase access to online classrooms and learning.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 08/09/2014 12:50:57
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SSE Airtricity launches new educational bursary scholarship funded from wind energy
08
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
07
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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‘DJ Chris-e’ from Omagh Reigns Supreme
27
June, 2014
Local lad, ‘DJ Chris-e’ from Omagh reigned supreme in the DJ category at the recent Music Skills NI competition at the Market Place Theatre in Armagh.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 27/06/2014 14:59:20
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South West College and 300 Pupils impress top Chinese officials
18
June, 2014
More than 300 pupils wowed a delegation of high-ranking diplomats in Dungannon today as they put newly learned Mandarin Chinese skills to the test.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 18/06/2014 15:40:50
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Richard sets his sights on Brazil 2015
11
June, 2014
Richard Cahoon, from Cookstown, will this week take on the best in the UK to hopefully secure a place in the World Skills UK panel heading to Brazil in 2015.  Richard, who has already been successful at regional and national level, will compete in an intensive five day event as part of the World Skills Auto Competition (MTEC) in Nottingham that runs from the 14th – Friday 18th June.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 11/06/2014 14:46:42
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Innovation shines through College BEST Awards
06
June, 2014
Science and engineering, life sciences, software development and creative industries featured in the annual College BEST (Business & Education through Training & Skills) Awards. The awards celebrate the creative and innovative talent within Northern Ireland’s six regional further education (FE) colleges in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
  • 06/06/2014 10:54:30
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South West College Dungannon scoops top award on VQ Day
05
June, 2014
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has announced the winners of the Northern Ireland VQ Learner of the Year and VQ Employer of the Year on Vocational Qualification (VQ) Day 2014.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 05/06/2014 16:09:45
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South West College & Terex Powerscreen Together, A winning Team
29
May, 2014
South West College and Terex Powerscreen have been awarded the Innovation in Partnership Award at this year’s Apprentice of the Year awards at Hillsborough Castle.
  • 29/05/2014 16:44:09
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