Digital transformation of vocation education Showcase


The College is hosting a complimentary symposium at the Innovation Centre, ECOS Ballymena, to present the advances being made in the use of technology in vocational education, work-based learning and apprenticeships.

The event will include a keynote presentation from Katharine Jewitt, an independent Educational Technology and Management Consultant and Visiting Honorary Associate at The Open University, along with short presentations from College staff and representatives from the wider education sector.  It will provide you with an opportunity to discover the role of technology in transforming vocational education and to engage in discussions and network with other like-minded professionals.  

Booking has now closed, but presentations will be available to view from this page on Monday 11th December.   


9.30 am  Registration and coffee

10.00 am 

Welcome by Professor Terri Scott (Principal & Chief Executive, NRC)


John McGuigan (Further Education Policy, Department for the Economy)

10.10 am

Mr Bill McCluggage, A Governor’s Perspective (Member of Governing Body, NRC)

10.20 am

Keynote speaker – Katharine Jewitt (Visiting Honorary Associate, Open University) 

10.40 am

Dr Helen Dixon (Head of Digital Learning, NRC)

10.50 am

Q&A, chaired by Professor Terri Scott (Principal & Chief Executive, NRC)

11.15 am Coffee and networking

11.45 am

Digital Learning Showcase 
Diane Weatherup (Business Development Manager, City & Guilds)
Martin Peoples (Head of Technology Enhanced Learning and Support, NWRC)
Ciara Duffy (Virtual Services Manager, SWC)
Paula Philpott MBE (Head of Learning Academy, SERC)

12.15 noon

Q&A, chaired by Dr Helen Dixon (Head of Digital Learning, NRC)


Closing comments and thanks by Dr Steve Brankin  (Chief Information Officer & Vice Principal, Business Development, NRC)

1:00pm Lunch

 Keynote speaker Professional Biography