The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings was the venue for this week’s special event to showcase the role of the six regional Further Education (FE) Colleges in widening participation to Higher Education. The event, sponsored by the Committee for Employment and Learning, was attended by key stakeholders including business and trade union representatives, MLAs, as well as staff and students from the six regional Further Education Colleges.
Interactive and virtual technologies can help transform rural learning in Northern Ireland, a world-leading expert told a packed South West College in Omagh recently. John Fillwalk, Director of the acclaimed Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts at Ball State University in Indiana, delivered a two-day workshop on virtual worlds and education as part of the SWC strategy to increase access to online classrooms and learning.
South West College, Niamh (Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health) and Cookstown District Council recently joined forces to host a hugely successful conference in a bid to help erase stigmas surrounding mental health issues among young people.
The Dungannon Campus recently hosted an evening for the College’s trainee hairdressing students and industry professionals with the award winning Hairdresser, Joanne O’Neill.
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.