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.
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.
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.’
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.