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.
The BTEC Diploma in Engineering team of students, along with their tutor, Uel Little from South West College (SWC) Dungannon recently visited the JCB Headquarters in Staffordshire, England to find out more about the iconic global brand, renowned for its pioneering spirit and positioned as one of the world’s top 3 leading construction and agriculture machinery manufacturers.
Young people from across counties Tyrone and Fermanagh celebrated gaining a range of qualifications, new friends and a new direction in life through an innovative and inclusive learning programme launched by South West College (SWC) in September 2014.
On 12th May, the First Stop Shop hosted #DigiDayWest, the first digital marketing conference to be held in the North West of Ireland, which saw some of Ireland’s leading names in the field of digital marketing descend upon Enniskillen.
The South West College Foundation Diploma in Art and Design class of 2015 welcomed their family, friends and special guests to the hugely popular and widely anticipated end of year art exhibition, hosted at the Higher Bridges Gallery at the Clinton Centre in Enniskillen from 8th – 22nd May.
South West College has been shortlisted for a Responsible Business Award by Business in the Community Northern Ireland. Shortlisted in the Employer of Choice category sponsored by Arthur Cox Solicitors, South West College has demonstrated excellence in motivating and developing employees in a healthy and inclusive workplace which offers opportunities for all.
Motor Vehicle Movers, a team of young people from South West College (SWC) in Omagh, are celebrating today having been named People’s Prize winners at the Northern Ireland final of Lloyds Banking Group’s Money for Life Challenge, a UK-wide competition to inspire better money management skills in communities across the UK.