South West College working in partnership with industry

South West College working in partnership with industry
April, 2014
South West College in association with the Department for Employment and Learning and the Connected programme held a Business Breakfast for employers in the construction and engineering industry entitled ‘Working with Partners in Industry’ in the Gallery Restaurant Omagh Campus on Thursday 3rd April.  The event was held to promote engagement on Foundation degree courses at the College.

Kieran Mannion, Head of Higher Education Widening Participation Branch in the Department for Employment and Learning, said:  “It is critically important that employers are involved in the development, and the delivery, of Foundation degrees so that they meet the specific needs of the particular sector.   Employers can get involved through the design and development of Foundation degrees, supporting their own employees to complete one, employing Foundation degree graduates, or by providing student placements.”

The event acknowledged the vital part that employers play in supporting students educational journey through workplace provision, providing reskilling and up skilling opportunities to existing employees and assisting local Colleges and Universities to develop curriculum relevant to employability skills.

William Young, Industry Liaison Officer, SWC, said; “At South West College we are fortunate to have an excellent relationship with many employers within the construction and engineering sector across the region.  Their support has assisted many of our students to excel in their professions and gain permanent employment locally on completion of their courses”.

For further information on Foundation Degree’s please contact Liam Curran, Head of Higher Education at South West College email: