‘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’s (SWC) brand new Erne Campus which is scheduled to open its doors later this year welcomed a special delivery of 10 native trees recently which were planted as part of an all-Ireland initiative to help fight climate change.
Stuart Graham, who started his own business in 2016, just three months after completing his apprenticeship in Electrical Installation
with South West College (SWC), says the education he received through apprenticeships has been a central part of his career success.
Matthew Logue from Omagh has benefited from a vocational apprenticeship in Auto and Electrics at South West College (SWC) as it offered him a unique opportunity to work, earn and learn from day one, allowing him to pursue further education and accomplish his career goals.
Transform your future and enrol on the BSc (Hons) Degree in Corporate Law and Finance
at South West College (SWC) Omagh campus. The course is accredited through the Open University and will be delivered province-wide through blended learning.
Jade Gillen from Dungannon embarked on her journey to learn the creative trade of Barbering
at South West College (SWC), where she successfully mastered her skill and progressed into self-employment as a Barber in a high-end Barbershop.
Three talented South West College apprentices have been shortlisted for awards at the 2021 Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards
, the winners of which will be announced at a special ‘virtual’ ceremony on Wednesday 28 April.
This month, South West College are hosting a webinar, Women in Sport- Changing the Game’
. The webinar, taking place on April 21 will feature an open forum discussion with invited guests focusing on challenges in sport, their own personal milestones and achievements, and education opportunities for women. The guests are Grainne Crabtree, an IRFU National Panel Referee; Gemma Begley from the Women’s Gaelic Players Association; Tandy Jane Haughey, Ulster University; Aoife Downey, Warrenpoint Town FC General Manager; and Beth Healy, Cricket Ireland- Women's Team Operations Manager.