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Access Course Leads to Future Career in Physiotherapy  
06
December, 2021
Julien Roubini from Enniskillen is proving it's never too late to turn your career around. After experiencing a few educational setbacks, he courageously returned to education as an adult learner at South West College, accomplishing a BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science, paving the way towards his lifelong ambition of joining the Physiotherapy program at the University of Ulster.    
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 06/12/2021 10:33:35
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A New Career in The Pipeline for Plumber Cory
29
September, 2021
Cory McGale from Omagh took the plunge, left his legal career and retrained in Plumbing and Heating at South West College. This switch afforded Cory the opportunity to transition into a fulfilling pathway that has offered a wide range of career opportunities.
 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 29/09/2021 08:09:03
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SWC Student Helps Raise Awareness for Pulmonary Fibrosis Through Work Based Learning Project
10
September, 2021
Valentin Arnautski has only recently completed his second year of the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Computing, but already his website design skills have been celebrated for the impact and support they could provide for local people.
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 10/09/2021 08:21:33
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Local Man Returns to Work Thanks to SUSE+
02
September, 2021
After a challenging period of unemployment, local man Nigel Otterson from Moneymore reskilled and found work again thanks to the free life-changing support he received through South West College’s - Step Up to Sustainable Employment + (SUSE+) programme.  
 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 02/09/2021 10:53:14
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Lyons - ‘Skill Up’ to kick-start your career prospects
02
September, 2021
South West College will unite with further education colleges and universities across Northern Ireland to deliver approximately 15,000 free training places in over 250 subject areas for qualifications ranging from Level 2 right up to post-graduation.

The £23 million Skill Up investment programme, supported by the Northern Ireland Office, is a new initiative established to help re-train and re-skill individuals affected by the pandemic.  
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 02/09/2021 10:32:20
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Sky’s the Limit for Tourism Graduate Natasha
27
August, 2021
Natasha Foster from Enniskillen got her career off to a flying start by studying a Foundation Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management at South West College, which has provided her with a first-class route to a vibrant career as a Cabin Crew member with leading travel brand TUI. 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 27/08/2021 13:17:14
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South West College Graduate Celebrates First-Class Success
17
August, 2021
High achieving local man Ciaran McKerr from Lurgan, has graduated with First-Class Honours in the Ulster University BSc (Hons) in Social Work. Ciaran hailed South West College for their outstanding support, expressing that it has made an enormous difference to his life and career prospects.
Following two successful years studying at South West College (SWC) Ciaran completed his programme at Ulster University’s Magee Campus.
 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 17/08/2021 07:58:40
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Dry Lining Apprenticeship Recruitment Open Evening at Oakleaf Contracts
13
August, 2021
In partnership with South West College (SWC), Oakleaf Contracts, a local company based in Magherafelt, will open its doors to host a recruitment open evening on Thursday 19 August 7-9pm for prospective students to find out more about becoming a dry lining apprentice.   
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 13/08/2021 10:09:46
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Matthew Takes his Fitness Career to the Next Level
29
June, 2021

Fitness Guru Matthew Callaghan from Clogher took his Personal Training career to the next level by returning to South West College (SWC), completing a bespoke Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning, paving the way for his career to soar.   

  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 29/06/2021 09:40:30
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Site Supervisor Returns to College to Attain a Degree
14
June, 2021

Father of four Francis Mc Kenna from Derrygonnelly progressed within his career to Site Supervisor but required a formal qualification to match his competence. So, he returned to education through an Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) via the South West College (SWC) to achieve a Foundation Degree in Construction Engineering and Management.  

  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 14/06/2021 14:44:34
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