launched in 2018 as a programme to empower 14-24 year olds who are most marginalised in Fermanagh, Tyrone and Donegal.
The programme was awarded almost €4 million of EU Peace IV
funding under the Children and Young People’s strand by the Special EU Programmes Body
. With this funding, South West College, Donegal Youth Service
and TIDES Training and Mediation
pooled their resources and specialist knowledge to design and create a programme that has seen 635 young people completing so far.
The South West College Blog, Way out West, picked up the award in the blog category at the 2017 Digital Communication Awards, which took place in Berlin on Friday 29th September. The blog, which was launched in January 2016 and offers ‘a new voice from within South West College’, saw off competition from companies such as IKEA and IBM to win the prestigious award in a competition which aims to ‘honour outstanding projects, campaigns and innovations in the field of online communications.’
Two Spanish lecturers visited South West College, Omagh campus, on a teaching placement funded through the Erasmus+ programme. Chef, Javier Andreu and a sommelier, Paco Ortiz, a trained wine professional, are tutors from Hotel Escuela, Madrid, which is a partner institute of South West College.