Five Zambian students were among the 450 Higher Education students that graduated today at South West College Higher Education ceremony at Omagh Leisure Centre. The students Francis Mutale, Obedient Kacheche, Patrick Chingaipe, Phales Mizinga, and Zachariah Manda, benefited from South West College’s Virtual Learning programme with support of Direct Aid For Africa (DAFA) and Fatima Secondary School Zambia.
The 18th Annual Plaisterers’ Training Awards were held at Plaisterers’ Hall in London. The event was attended by the Lord Mayor, Alderman Lord Moutevans and over 170 other guests. The awards represent the plastering and dry-lining trade, Training Colleges, Independent Training Providers, City Livery Companies. With particular links to organisations actively involved in construction skills training. Daniel McAteer represented South West College; he was nominated by one of his lectures Noel McIntyre, from the Omagh campus.
The CREST Centre, at South West College will host an ‘Opportunities in Digital Manufacturing’ event on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at 10.00am. The event will be a forum for discussion and networking in relation to current trends in manufacturing such as; 3D Printing, Product Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things.
South West College has been successful in gaining Erasmus+ funding for the EuroSTEAM project. The
project kicked off with a partner meeting on 26th October 2016, hosting the participants of the project in South West College Stem Centre in Dungannon. The hosted partners included Italy, Spain, Portugal and Belgium.
Wayne Denner an influential speaker, author and expert in Online Reputation and Wellbeing. Wayne’s message was to learn to protect and improve your personal digital presence. He set up Ireland’s First Social Network platform in the early noughties before Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and Bebo. Wayne is an Entrepreneur, Educator and Trainer, he is known for his engaging approach with young people and businesses.
The University Roadshow Northern Ireland rocked up at SWC campuses to provide students with information on universities in Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Europe. University Roadshow NI is part of Education Recruitment & Marketing which offer specialised consultancy on education for undergraduate and postgraduate students, teacher recruitment and nursing and healthcare recruitment.
South West College recently held their Fresher Fayre at Dungannon, Enniskillen and Omagh campuses. The fayre seen another year of excellent turn out from students and trade stands filled with information and freebies for students, such as pens, pencils, thermal mugs, wrist bands, frisbees and free pizza.
South West College held an information evening on construction courses and options available at all South West College campuses. Local businesses who work closely with the college attended the evening to talk to students about career opportunities and progression prospects within Northern Ireland construction companies.
Essential Skills are free courses to improve your communication skills, mathematic skills and technology skills. This involves improving listening, reading and writing skills, working with numbers and using computers.
The Strickland Scholarship is a prestigious annual competition organised by South West College in association with Strickland Tracks. It is designed for those who are interested in a career in engineering. The competition is aimed at Foundation Degree in Engineering students.