Local engineering student, Gavin Clarke and manufacturing engineering company, Terex Powerscreen were announced as finalists at the recent Northern Ireland Vocational Qualification (VQ) Awards held at Parliament Buildings.
For the 5th year in a row a Carpentry and Joinery student at South West College Omagh Campus has taken first place at the Northern Ireland SkillBuild Finals.
South West College picked up another top accolade at the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards in Titanic Belfast recently.
Staff and students from South West College (SWC) pictured at the recent launch of the college’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) brochure, which looks beyond the physical college and outlines the college’s community services, fundraising endeavours and health and wellbeing activities.
South West College (SWC) had good reason to celebrate at the recent Department for Employment and Learning’s Apprentice of the Year Awards 2015.
Colleges NI officially unveiled Further Education’s top innovators today (Wednesday 27th May) and rewarded them for coming up with a raft of exciting new projects linked to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Some of Northern Ireland’s biggest companies today teamed up at Parliament Buildings to show how working along the regional Further Education Colleges, were helping drive the NI economy.
Pictured are students from the SOLAS Momentum BUILD programme along with their tutor Fiona Brazill (South West College) and Program Manager Dympna McCarron (Cavan Innovation and Technology Centre) who recently visited the South West College’s new award-winning CREST Centre in Enniskillen. This sustainable construction programme aims to equip jobseekers with the skills, qualifications and access to work opportunities in the growing sector of sustainable construction.
Two local Health & Social Care students Philomena McGoldrick and Janet Jones represented South West College in the WorldSkills UK Regional heats in Birmingham recently. Both girls performed outstandingly, with Philomena McGoldrick securing 3nd place overall in her regional heat. Philomena and Janet are currently studying a QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care at SWC Omagh Campus. Both students were chosen by their tutors to enter this year’s WorldSkills UK. This is the College’s first endeavour into the competition in the Health & Social category.
The best local construction apprentices from across Northern Ireland tested their skills in 11 different construction trades at Skillbuild NI 2015, held at Belfast Metropolitan College’s Castlereagh campus on 29th and 30th April.