Martin Morris, a field engineer and trainer for WABCO,
visited the South West College (SWC) Gortin Road Motor Vehicle Workshop last week to demonstrate the latest piece of equipment SWC has acquired to improve the education and training on offer to local Automotive and Electrical students.
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.
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.
South West College have officially received the keys of their brand new, state-of-the-art motor vehicle workshop on the Gortin Road, Omagh. The workshop features the latest diagnostic and mechanical equipment available within the Motor Vehicle Industry, and facilities for training in EBS braking, active suspension systems, ADAS steering systems and engine horsepower testing.
As school leavers eagerly await their results and consider their future, a multitude of career progression pathways is available to them at their local Further Education College. South West College (SWC), in conjunction with the other five Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland (NI), have collaborated to fully inform prospective students of their options by producing a package of resources to promote and enhance the immense range of apprenticeship schemes available within NI.
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.
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 motor vehicle, female apprentice Shanice Murray, from Killyclogher, is a great example.
QMAC Construction Ltd, has been awarded a £2.2m contract for the conservation and restoration of Enniskillen Workhouse Entrance Block, a historically significant Grade B2 Listed Building.