Student Governor Clara Jane Whitley, from Monea, Derrygonnelly, has been passionate about the student voice at South West College ever since she first enrolled in 2018. Clara, who studies a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design in Enniskillen, first embarked on her journey in student representation by becoming a class representative in 2018, before eventually being nominated by her peers for the Student Governor position in October 2020.
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.
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.
The South West College (SWC) Enniskillen Campus recently hosted the fourth annual Northern Ireland Creative Hi-tech Expo (NICHE 4), which brought together 3D artists, illustrators and photographers for a celebration of digital creativity and innovation.
Even though the doors are closed at all South West College campuses today, Tuesday 17th October, due to the aftermath of storm Ophelia, teaching activities at the College will continue throughout the day via the College’s Virtual Learning programme.
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.
On Tuesday 4th April senior leaders from across Northern Ireland’s Further Education (FE) sector and the Department for the Economy (DfE) came together with key stakeholders from Invest NI, Innovate UK, and InterTrade Ireland, to strengthen the sectors focus on innovation development and growth.
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.
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has visited South West College in Omagh where he met a number of Higher Level Apprentices.
With signs of improved activity and job prospects in the local construction industry, South West College (SWC) Omagh Campus, in partnership with local employers hosted an employer engagement evening to introduce prospective students to electrical apprenticeship programmes available at the college.