Hair and Beauty facilities at the South West College Erne Campus will allow local students to train in industry standard conditions when the building opens in September 2021. The last year has been a difficult one for the hair and beauty industry, but tutors at South West College believe the state-of-the-art facilities will help maintain a bright future for a career area which has progressed significantly in the last ten years.
Patrick McGranaghan from Strabane has kick-started his career through the Going Places
programme at South West College (SWC), which has given him the employability skills, confidence, and qualifications to land his ‘dream job’, and also paved the way for future further education opportunities.
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.
Ruth Johnston, a mum of three, returned to education as a mature student at South West College (SWC) in June 2012. Hoping to pursue a future career in childcare
, Ruth enrolled on a two-year vocational BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Children’s Care Learning and Development.
This course offers individuals a vocational pathway aligning with the knowledge and skills that employers seek and allowed Ruth to pursue her studies close to her home in Ballynakelly, Coalisland. Fast forward to 2021, and after her studies and despite the worldwide pandemic, Ruth is ready to embark on her next venture as a registered childminder.
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.
Over 300 lecturing staff came together at SWC Dungannon on Monday for the annual SWC Curriculum Conference - ‘It’s good to talk; it’s good to listen’.
South West College played host to the Higher Education Enhancement Conference in it’s Dungannon campus. This was the first in a series of collaborative events that will be designed to support continuous personal development within the Higher Education sector.
STEP Horticulture students from South West College (SWC) set up business ‘Oops-a daisy’ and won ‘Highly Commended’ in the Team Programme at Young Enterprise Event and now move on to a regional competition against local schools.
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has visited South West College in Omagh where he met a number of Higher Level Apprentices.