‘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.
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.
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.
South West College (SWC) are preparing to celebrate Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week which runs from 26-30 April 2021. The Colleges showcase virtual event ‘Get Engineering’, will take place on Tuesday 27 April from 5:30-7:00pm and will demonstrate to prospective apprentices and employers the benefits of becoming and hiring an apprentice. Aspiring apprentices will also hear about upcoming recruitment opportunities from a range of local engineering companies.
In partnership with South West College (SWC), Oakleaf Contracts
, a local company with an international reach, has launched a brand-new Dry Lining apprenticeship
. The apprenticeship will be delivered through the Department for the Economy’s Apprenticeship NI Programme.
South West College (SWC) are introducing a new course in September 2021, City & Guilds Level 3 Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing.
The course is available to study part-time in Omagh. The qualification focuses on the technical skills and knowledge required to be a professional dental nurse.
The first 16 apprentices have today started an all-new course in Interior Systems (Dry Lining).
The training programme which is in partnership with South West College is the first accredited course in the South West Region. Apprentices will gain valuable on-the-job experience whilst studying part time for the industry-leading qualification.