As school leavers eagerly await their results and consider their future, a multitude of career progression pathways is available to them at their local Further Education College. South West College (SWC), in conjunction with the other five Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland (NI), have collaborated to fully inform prospective students of their options by producing a package of resources to promote and enhance the immense range of apprenticeship schemes available within NI.
‘they’re a stepping stone to wherever you want to go.’
South West College’s (SWC) Centre for Excellence Manager for Work Based Learning, Christopher Robinson, has seen a lot of change in apprenticeships since he first left school to complete his own almost twenty years ago. Since then, apprenticeships have evolved, with more industries availing of their methods, more students choosing them, and public perceptions changing. The result of all these changes mean that Christopher sees apprenticeships as a better educational opportunity than ever before.
South West College, supported by the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL), Ulster University, Queen’s University and many leading employers across the South West region is delighted to announce a major new jobs initiative for the South West region.
South West College (SWC) Dungannon and 24 employers teamed up to pitch opportunities in the world of engineering to young people at a recent unique careers event.
Declan Mcgrath age 20 from Fermanagh, Northern Ireland and currently employed at Bundoran Motors, Co Donegal, Ireland was named as one of the competitors for Squad UK (Automotive Technology) for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 after competing over three days of intense competition at Emtec Nottingham. Declan was invited to take part in Squad UK after excelling at the WorldSkills UK Pre-Selection Skills Competitions.