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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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Survey reveals 52% of motorists are considering a move to Electric Vehicles
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September, 2021

A recent survey developed by Transport Research Partners in association with the FASTER Project partnership examined the attitudes of motorists and road users across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland (Border Region) and Western Scotland to the usage of electric and low emission vehicles. 1,485 responses were received, with 52% of all motorists indicating that they were considering the switch to an electric vehicle when making their next vehicle purchase. 

  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 27/09/2021 15:12:09
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Lyons announces new Assured Skills Academy in welding at SWC
03
September, 2021
Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today launched a new Assured Skills Collaborative Welding Academy at South West College, with 12 training places available.
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 03/09/2021 13:38:17
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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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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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Gearing up for Electric Vehicles – SWC is leading the charge.
10
August, 2021

College confirms role as project partner on €6.4 million cross border programme to install new public charging network. 

South West College has recently been announced as one of seven programme partners on a new initiative designed to increase access to public charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in a bid to encourage reduced carbon emissions. 

  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 10/08/2021 14:01:48
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Ruth turns College Course into a Lifelong Ambition
01
February, 2021
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. 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 01/02/2021 09:24:07
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Childcare Course at South West College Leads to employment for local Samantha
26
January, 2021
Samantha Kerrigan from Castlederg studied the City and Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development at South West College, Omagh Campus, where the qualifications and experience she gained led to a full-time job at a local primary school.
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 26/01/2021 09:06:52
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'Get Engineering' Careers Fair 2016
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February, 2016
On Saturday 5th march 2016 the Get Engineering Careers fair will again be held at South West College Dungannon Campus from 10.00am – 3.00pm. The event will celebrate engineering excellence across Tyrone and encourage more people to ‘get engineering.’
  • 08/02/2016 16:19:53
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Goldmark Award for local volunteer
21
April, 2015
Local volunteer Jonathan Logan is passionate about making a difference and volunteering allows him to see the benefits of working to help those with an intellectual disability to make a difference to their own lives and within their community.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/04/2015 11:47:16
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