Inspiring local Armagh woman, Jacinta Kelly (44), a former South West College (SWC) Access student and mum of three has recently graduated with a First-Class Honours BSC in Nursing at Queens University Belfast. Jacinta is currently employed as a Theatre Nurse at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT) and has been redeployed to the front-line Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to Covid-19.
South West College (SWC) is set to welcome prospective students and their parents to an exciting range of Virtual Open Days for Full-Time and Apprenticeship courses starting in September. The Virtual Open days will take the format of interactive online webinars with a live Q+A function and will be hosted live on You Tube Premiere. Students are encouraged to pre-register for the events from the 12 January 2021 and should log on to the Colleges website at www.swc.ac.uk to pre-register and attend the virtual events.
Like every course in South West College, the delivery of Mandarin Chinese Language & Culture classes through our Confucius Hub has encountered no less, perhaps more hurdles in recent times.
Staff and students across further and higher education colleges in Northern Ireland have been exploring new ways to ensure that teaching and student support services continue remotely while under lockdown regulations caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The message to stay close to home to support families and the wider community has never been more important. That’s exactly what thousands of students do each year by choosing their local Further Education (FE) College for post A-Level and Leaving Cert study.
SWC Dungannon recently hosted the ‘Create 2020’ event targeted at employers seeking project solutions through Project Based Learning (PBL). PBL in an educational setting has been identified as one of the most proven effective tools for the development of twenty first century skills, including creativity, communication, collaboration, completing projects and core vocational competence.
The Launch of the new South West College Professional Cookery Apprenticeship took place in Enniskillen on Tuesday 4th February, as chefs from the local industry joined college students and tutors to showcase the new opportunities available to young people with ambitions in the catering industry.
The Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2020 took place on Thursday 6 February at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast, with South West College student, Colleen O’Boyle, announced as joint-winner of the Higher Level Apprentice Award.
Further to the successful partnership with Glasgow-based GTG Training, BPW has now partnered with South West College (SWC), Omagh. This appointment ensures that BPW customers in Northern Ireland now have local access to the same level of training offered by BPW engineers at the Head Office in Leicester.