Discover your options at South West College

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South West College, Dungannon campus, will host a major one-day careers and industry engagement Open Day on Tuesday, March 28 from 12noon – 8pm.

This event is designed to offer expert guidance to those facing difficult careers and subject choices in the near future by offering insights into course options, employability skills and career prospects.

Open to all ages, the Open-Day event is set to attract a wide range of prospective students from those interested in Apprenticeships, to alternatives to GCSEs and A-Levels, to local undergraduate qualifications and Higher Level Apprenticeships through Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast. This event is set to have something for everyone.

The Open Day will consist of seminars from industry in curriculum areas such as, Civil Engineering and Construction, Computing Science, Applied Science and Social Science, Early Childhood and Health and Social Care, Media, Creative Technologies and Apprenticeships. There will be additional workshops held in all curriculum areas throughout the day from 12 - 8pm.

Clair McKenna, SWC Marketing Manager said; “In the last 12 months we’ve enrolled a record number of students across our largest-ever portfolio of courses. This year we expect to see that trend to continue with students availing of this opportunity to get a sense of their available options and put in applications as soon as possible”.

“The Open Day event is a great opportunity to get a feel for College life and to tease out the career opportunities that lie ahead. There will be many guest talks and seminars for industry representatives that will be able to advise on employability skills and key qualifications that employers are seeking. I hope that parents will also avail of the opportunity to come in and view the College facilities, talk to our staff and discover all the educational possibilities available.”

Open days are a great opportunity as a panel of qualified professionals from the college and industry will be on hand to provide expert advice and fresh-thinking to anyone considering career and employment options. It is also a chance to see the state of the art facilities available. For details on the Open Day or the full range of courses offered by South West College log on to www.swc.ac.uk/openday