News

Ballymoney-local plumbing apprentice Abigail Reilly, a student at Northern Regional College was the only female student to win a gold medal at the annual Skillbuild NI competition. Abigail was one of only two females to take part in the competition, which sees apprentices from all over Northern Ireland pitting their skills against each other across different trade areas, including plumbing, carpentry, joinery, electrical installation and brickwork.

Continue Reading

MechanExpert, the mechanic’s ultimate resource, is back on the road again and this year, the first stop will be at Northern Regional College’s Newtownabbey campus. The College’s motor vehicle workshops will be transformed as the College hosts the first in a series of events as part of the annual MechanExpert Roadshow. Organised by Matthew McCallum and Iain Knox from Component Distributors, the event aims to bring technical expertise from CD’s partner brands directly to local mechanics. The event is an ideal opportunity for mechanics to get answers to real questions from the very people who developed the products that they work with on a day to day basis.

Continue Reading

Portrush teenager, James Wilkinson, a first year Creative Media student at Northern Regional College, has won ‘Best Advertisement’ at the 2019 Inter Colleges Media Competition. A dedicated follower of the so-called ‘green and white army’, James used his impressive digital skills to create a stirring promotional video for the Northern Ireland football team. The standard of James’ work was so high, it even caught the attention of the national team, who shared the video across their social media platforms.

Continue Reading

Year 10 students from nine local schools took part in a technology tournament hosted by Northern Regional College and Ballymena Rotary Club at the College’s Farm Lodge campus, which saw them go head to head to design, build and launch a space capsule. This year’s annual tournament was the largest yet, with 80 students from St Benedict’s College, Ballymena Academy, St Louis Grammar School, Cambridge House Grammar School, St Patrick’s College, Slemish College, Castle Tower School, Dunclug College and Cullybackey College putting forward 19 teams to compete for the top prize of £200.

Continue Reading

Northern Regional College carpentry lecturer Ian Forsythe, has been awarded the Hugh Gettinby Memorial Award for Excellence in Construction Training. Ian, who is based at the Coleraine campus was presented with the award at the SkillbuildNI 2019 finals. The prestigious award is awarded annually to an individual involved in the training of young people and who has displayed the highest standards of success and dedication to the Skillbuild NI ethos. Previous College winners include Alan Stewart (Brickwork) and Frank McDonagh (Plumbing).

Continue Reading

Two Art students at Northern Regional College in Ballymena have secured scholarships to help them continue their passion for art at university. Sacha McCart, from Rasharkin and Krystal Hutchinson from Ballymena have both been awarded scholarships to study Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire. Although both are now heading towards the same destination, they will have taken different pathways to get there.

Continue Reading