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Local Innovators Recognised at BEST Awards
26
May, 2017
The biggest awards event in the Further Education calendar in Northern Ireland took place this week at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, County Down. The BEST Awards recognise innovation in a wide range of areas ranging from creative industries, to visual design and life sciences being cultivated by students and lecturers across Northern Ireland’s six Further Education Colleges.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 26/05/2017 14:53:32
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South West College IT Trainees Take on Dragons Den
25
May, 2017
Fourteen students who enrolled on the OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT in the Dungannon campus also chose to study the additional L2 IT Traineeship pilot qualification.  One of the components of this qualification was the completion of a Project Based Learning module which culminated in a very competitive and enthralling Dragons Den event held in Dungannon campus.
 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 25/05/2017 12:48:07
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Jungle Eating Challenge Winners at South West College
25
May, 2017
South West College held a ‘Jungle Challenge’ at each campus Open Day, in conjunction with Jungle NI outside Moneymore. The aim of the challenge was to complete an eating task which consisted of 3 courses, starter was jelly buffalo worms and meal worms, main course consisted of a cracker crickets and dessert was to eat an entire grasshopper.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 25/05/2017 10:46:40
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IT Trainees Visit Leading Engineering Firm McCloskey International
27
April, 2017
A group of Level 2 Cambridge Diploma IT trainees from South West College travelled to McCloskey International to discover more about the crushing and screening plants they design and manufacture, the trainees also learned of the potential Engineering and IT jobs that are available within the company.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 27/04/2017 13:37:46
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South West College Staff Volunteer with Mencap
26
April, 2017
A group of staff from the South West College volunteered with learning disability charity Mencap recently at their Supported Living Service in Omagh. The volunteering was set up as part of a Staff Development Day at the College and helped Mencap tenants in two of their houses with gardening, weeding, planting and painting fences.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 26/04/2017 16:36:36
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South West Colleges Timothy Hagan is Gearing Towards UK Competition
21
April, 2017
Timothy Hagan has been titled as Northern Ireland Skill Auto Apprentice of the Year 2017, he will now compete in the UK wide heats of the competition.  Timothy is a Gold Motor Vehicle student at South West College, he is currently working as an apprentice in the Donnelly Group, Dungannon.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/04/2017 10:58:13
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€5.8 Million EU Funding Announced to Develop Cross-Border Engineering Research & Innovation
21
April, 2017
The SEUPB has announced a funding offer of €5.8 million from the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme to South West College for the ‘Renewable Engine’ project, which will create a new Research & Innovation focused ‘super cluster’.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/04/2017 10:27:22
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South West College Spark at SkillELECTRIC with Unprecedented Results
13
April, 2017
SkillELECTRIC is the premier skills competition for the UK’s electrical industry for best young electrician. The competition provides a platform to showcase best electrical apprentices and newly qualified electricians from across the UK participate in six regional heats to win a place in the competition’s outstanding final. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 13/04/2017 10:38:45
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Spanish Cuisine Master Class at South West College
07
April, 2017
Two Spanish lecturers visited South West College, Omagh campus, on a teaching placement funded through the Erasmus+ programme. Chef, Javier Andreu and a sommelier, Paco Ortiz, a trained wine professional, are tutors from Hotel Escuela, Madrid, which is a partner institute of South West College.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 07/04/2017 12:55:54
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Award Winning Hairdresser Joanne O’Neill
06
April, 2017
Joanne O'Neill spent the afternoon teaching students and hairdressers from the local Dungannon area her techniques and secrets at South West College, Dungannon campus.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 06/04/2017 15:53:42
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