South West College is set to boost employability skills in the Fermanagh, Omagh and Mid Ulster District Council areas. Thanks to a major Department led Work Ready Employability Services Programme (WRES)
, the programme is designed to support jobseekers by offering access to free training in key employability skills, therefore helping them on their pathway to employment.
South West College Essential Skills learners, Elizabeth O’Neill from Enniskillen and Bernard Green from Omagh have been awarded the County Fermanagh and County Tyrone (respectively) 2015 Essential Skills Learner of the Year award, at the annual Essential Skills Awards ceremony, which took place at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University, Belfast.
Declan Mcgrath age 20 from Fermanagh, Northern Ireland and currently employed at Bundoran Motors, Co Donegal, Ireland was named as one of the competitors for Squad UK (Automotive Technology) for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 after competing over three days of intense competition at Emtec Nottingham. Declan was invited to take part in Squad UK after excelling at the WorldSkills UK Pre-Selection Skills Competitions.
Richard Cahoon, from Cookstown, will this week take on the best in the UK to hopefully secure a place in the World Skills UK panel heading to Brazil in 2015. Richard, who has already been successful at regional and national level, will compete in an intensive five day event as part of the World Skills Auto Competition (MTEC) in Nottingham that runs from the 14th – Friday 18th June.