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LIFELONG LEARNING IN BALLYCLARE

Monday
16th July 2018

Northern Regional College is working in partnership with Neighbourhood Renewal Areas across Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area to deliver lifelong learning to local community groups. The Department of Communities (DfC) funded project has been running for the past number of years in local community venues in Ballyclare providing training courses covering a range of subjects.

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The regional finals of SkillWeld 2018 – the UK’S most prestigious national welding competition were held at Northern Regional College’s Newtownabbey campus. Young welders across Northern Ireland took part in the competition to be in with a chance of qualifying for the national finals in Birmingham later this year - and a step closer to a potentially lucrative career as an industrial welder.

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Northern Regional College and Galgorm Resort and Spa have teamed up to offer paid Apprenticeships in the hospitality industry starting this September. Interested? If you’ve ever watched the experts on Masterchef and thought you could do that or fancied a career as a professional chef, cocktail mixologist, a sommelier or barista? Do you want to develop your knowledge of the hospitality industry to deliver an efficient and quality service to customers? Still interested?

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Northern Regional College and Belfast International Airport are continuing to work together meet the development needs of local students and the airline/airport sector of the travel and tourism industry. To mark another successful year of the Travel and Tourism Level 3 programme at the College, students from the Ballymena campus attended a series of informal talks and presentations by senior managers at Belfast International Airport. During their visit to the airport, the students were also presented with certificates for successfully completing their accredited awards in Airline and Airport Passenger Service Agent Skills and Cabin Crew Operations.

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Northern Regional College is extending the popular Career Ready programme to include Business students at its Magherafelt and Coleraine campuses. Building on the success of the IT and Engineering programmes, from September 2018 Level 3 Business students at both campuses will be eligible to participate in the Career Ready programme. Career Ready gives students the necessary employability skills and support needed to get on a good career path. It includes a programme of mentoring, masterclasses, workplace visits and a paid summer internship.

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With so many courses and training opportunities available, this time of year can be challenging and confusing for young people - and their parents - as they weigh up all the available options. To help make it easier, Northern Regional College has teamed up with almost 100 local employers to host a series of ‘Courses and Careers Fairs’ across its campuses later this month.

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