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SWC Student Awarded for Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Rural Development Council has crowned South West College student, Joel Cuddy a regional winner of the Rural Youth Entrepreneurship (RYE) Award

Posted on: 28 June 2017

SRC Student - James Gracey wins Premier Young Butcher 2017

Southern Regional College student James Gracey of Quails of Dromore in County Down has been crowned the UK’s best young butcher, winning the title Premier Young Butcher 2017. The final was organised by the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) and hosted by Yandell Media at MEATUP in the MK Arena in Milton Keynes.

Posted on: 28 June 2017

NWRC catering student to sample life in Belgium

A student from NWRC has won a place at the prestigious Leuven Institute in Belgium. Adelle Doherty will spend three months at the Leuven Institute this Summer.

Posted on: 28 June 2017

J P McManus Applications - 2017

Colleges NI are responsible for promoting and assessing applications to the J P McManus / All Ireland Scholarship for students from the FE Sector.

Posted on: 28 June 2017

Future Innovators Recognised in BEST Awards

The biggest awards event in the Further Education calendar in Northern Ireland took place on 23 May at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, County Down.

Posted on: 30 May 2017

EU photo competition for students

Following the success of Cedefop’s photo competition last year, #CedefopPhotoAward is back in 2017. Groups of vocational education and training (VET) learners in the European Union can share their VET stories for a chance to win a trip to Brussels or Thessaloniki. It is open to groups of 2 or 3 learners, who are expected to produce an original photo story along with a short narrative that will explain the idea behind their work. The deadline for entries is 15 July 2017.

Posted on: 08 May 2017

Celebrity chef Tony Singh gives NWRC's Foodovation Centre a 5* rating

A celebrity chef who was recently awarded an MBE by the Queen for his services to food and drink, has made a flying visit to North West Regional College’s (NWRC) innovative Foodovation Centre. Tony Singh, a regular on British television shows such as The Great British Menu, Saturday Kitchen and Ready Steady Cook, was given a tour of the research and development centre at NWRC Strand Road Campus, by manager Brian McDermott.

Posted on: 28 April 2017

Four NI students selected for Team UK in WorldSkills 2017 being held in Abu Dhabi

32 students have been selected to represent Team UK in the 2017 Worldksills finals. The event, which is held every two years, will be hosted in Abu Dhabi in October 2017. We are delighted that 4 students from NI have been selected for the team.

Posted on: 28 April 2017

FE Sector at the forefront of innovation leadership in Northern Ireland

On Tuesday 4th April senior leaders from across Northern Ireland’s Further Education (FE) sector and the Department for the Economy (DfE) came together with key stakeholders from Invest NI, Innovate UK, and InterTrade Ireland, to strengthen the sectors focus on innovation development and growth. This collaborative event was organised to support DfE’s Innovation Strategy that clearly sets out the key long term actions necessary to ensure that innovation plays its full part in realising the vision of Northern Ireland’s draft Industrial Strategy.

Posted on: 04 April 2017