Vocational training has had a long history in the education system in Northern Ireland, helping individuals to gain the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career. For anyone considering a career in the motor vehicle industry, female apprentices Shanice Murray, Courtney Robinson and Chloe McCrossan, are a great example, as all three continue their studies in what was once considered a male dominated industry.
Prospective students and parents are invited to attend the official opening of South West College’s brand new state of the art motor vehicle workshop on the Gortin Road, Omagh on Tuesday 22 June from 11am-4pm. The event will be on-site and operate in accordance with COVID protocols. Booking is essential via the College website at www.swc.ac.uk/motorvehicleopening.
Matthew Logue from Omagh has benefited from a vocational apprenticeship in Auto and Electrics at South West College (SWC) as it offered him a unique opportunity to work, earn and learn from day one, allowing him to pursue further education and accomplish his career goals.
Three exceptional students from SWC Omagh were awarded prizes at the recent Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) awards ceremony at the Transport Training Services NI, Nutts Corner.
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.