From April 2021, South West College will be delivering a new Digital Futures Cyber Security Academy
, funded through the Department for the Economy’s Skills Intervention Programme and aimed at graduates who have been impacted by COVID-19.
South West College (SWC) have embarked on a three-year Erasmus+ KA2
project, entitled ‘21st Century Students’. Partners involved in the project alongside SWC include institutes in Greece, Romania, Croatia, Germany and the Basque region, and the project objective is to promote Digital Manufacturing and Design in Schools.
Lauren Crozier from Omagh is following her passion for Engineering and ‘Earning while she Learns’ at South West College (SWC), Omagh. Lauren is studying the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Engineering with Specialism in Mechatronics
, part-time. This allows her to work full-time as a Higher Level Apprentice (HLA) at Scotts Bakery, Fivemiletown, ensuring that she can gain her bachelor’s degree without accumulating any tuition fee debt along the way.
Omagh screenwriter and former South West College (SWC) student, Aidan McAleer, won three screenwriting awards last year. Aidan won 'Best First-time Screenwriter' at the Kosice International Monthly Film Festival; 'Best Feature Script' at the Prague International Monthly Film Festival'; and ‘Best Screenplay' at the Canadian Cinematography Awards, for his screenplay, 'Forgiven', which tells an emotional story of accidental manslaughter and the swirling guilt and aftermath that follows it.
Joseph Doyle (18) from Moortown, has just begun a Higher Education Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Computing
at South West College’s (SWC) Dungannon Campus and was incredibly ‘proud’ to have been recently awarded the inaugural Chief Executive Scholarship Award in Science and Computing. Joseph is amongst a prestigious group of students to receive the awards which were launched last year.
South West College held a ‘Jungle Challenge’ at each campus Open Day, in conjunction with Jungle NI outside Moneymore. The aim of the challenge was to complete an eating task which consisted of 3 courses, starter was jelly buffalo worms and meal worms, main course consisted of a cracker crickets and dessert was to eat an entire grasshopper.
The SkillBuild NI Finals were held recently at Southern Regional College, with the AutoskillsNI Finals for Heavy Vehicle Repair and Light Vehicle Repair held at South West College, Omagh Campus. The competition, which is held annually, showcases the finest apprentices in Northern Ireland.
South West College picked up another top accolade at the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards in Titanic Belfast recently.