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SWC Recognised as a GOLD Provider of Cyber Security Education
18
October, 2021
South West College have been recognised as a GOLD Provider of Cyber Security Education. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have published a list of schools and colleges that have achieved CyberFirst recognition at Gold, Silver or Bronze level. By achieving Gold Provider status South West College have been recognised as delivering excellence in cyber security education.
 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 18/10/2021 07:57:10
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South West College to host Climate Change workshop at COP26
11
October, 2021

Following the recent launch of its world-leading Erne Campus in Enniskillen, South West College has been invited to host a key note address and panel discussion as part of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November.

  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 11/10/2021 09:09:17
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SWC Offering the Opportunity to Study Mandarin Locally
07
October, 2021
Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world and South West College is the only Further Education College in Northern Ireland that offers the unique opportunity to study it. A recent British Council report entitled ‘Languages for the Future’ identified Mandarin as a vital language for the UK in the next twenty years, citing the increasing influence China has on the world economy and stating that young people should prepare for life and work in a globalised, multicultural society.
 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 07/10/2021 08:00:39
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James is Engineering a Career on a Higher-Level Apprenticeship
05
October, 2021
School leaver James Rafferty from Dungannon found that the popular Higher-Level Apprenticeship route at South West College was the best undergraduate path for his career in Construction Engineering. James completed his Ulster University Foundation Degree in Construction Engineering with Surveying at the Dungannon Campus, which allowed him to learn, work and earn from the moment he started his foundation degree.
 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 05/10/2021 10:10:35
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A New Career in The Pipeline for Plumber Cory
29
September, 2021
Cory McGale from Omagh took the plunge, left his legal career and retrained in Plumbing and Heating at South West College. This switch afforded Cory the opportunity to transition into a fulfilling pathway that has offered a wide range of career opportunities.
 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 29/09/2021 08:09:03
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Survey reveals 52% of motorists are considering a move to Electric Vehicles
27
September, 2021

A recent survey developed by Transport Research Partners in association with the FASTER Project partnership examined the attitudes of motorists and road users across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland (Border Region) and Western Scotland to the usage of electric and low emission vehicles. 1,485 responses were received, with 52% of all motorists indicating that they were considering the switch to an electric vehicle when making their next vehicle purchase. 

  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 27/09/2021 15:12:09
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College Programme helps locals with employability skills
23
September, 2021
South West College is set to boost employability skills in the Fermanagh, Omagh and Mid Ulster District Council areas.  Thanks to a major Department led Work Ready Employability Services Programme (WRES), the programme is designed to support jobseekers by offering access to free training in key employability skills, therefore helping them on their pathway to employment.
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 23/09/2021 13:05:42
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Lyons officially opens new £30m Erne Campus of South West College
22
September, 2021

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today officially opened the new £30million Erne Campus of South West College in Enniskillen. Standing at 8,200 m2, the new, fully accessible, state-of-the-art campus opened its doors to students for the first time at the beginning of September and can accommodate 800 full-time students, 2,000 part-time students and 120 staff.

  • Troy Prenter
  • 22/09/2021 13:09:43
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Youthscape – a Peace IV programme helping young people through unpredicted challenges
16
September, 2021
Youthscape launched in 2018 as a programme to empower 14-24 year olds who are most marginalised in Fermanagh, Tyrone and Donegal.  
 
The programme was awarded almost €4 million of EU Peace IV funding under the Children and Young People’s strand by the Special EU Programmes Body.  With this funding, South West College, Donegal Youth Service and TIDES Training and Mediation pooled their resources and specialist knowledge to design and create a programme that has seen 635 young people completing so far.
 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 16/09/2021 08:48:10
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Shannon makes a Career from Gaming   
13
September, 2021
South West College, Alumni Shannon McManus from Enniskillen completed a BTEC Level 3 in Media Production, which paved the way for an exciting yet challenging career as an Associate Production Manager for Build a Rocket Boy, a global games development business in Edinburgh, Scotland. 
 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 13/09/2021 14:46:41
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