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Three Northern Regional College Lifeskills students – a programme offering support for adults with learning difficulties - have clocked up an incredible combined total of 48 years in the workplace. Philip Waring and Jason Smyth are students at the College’s Coleraine campus while William McCosh is a student at Ballymoney. All three attend the College two days a week. With 19 years’ service under his belt, Philip is one of the longest serving employees at McDonald’s in Coleraine while regular shoppers to Dunne’s Store in the town will be familiar with Jason who has been working there for over 15 years.

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Northern Regional College student Ross McMullan (20) from Ballymoney knows exactly what he’ll be doing on Saturday May 19. He’ll be mingling with the other lucky guests who received a prized invitation to the grounds of Windsor Castle to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. Ross, who is a past pupil of Sandleford School in Coleraine is a LifeSkills student at the College’s Ballymoney Campus where he studies a range of subjects, including IT, Cookery and Health and Safety.

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With just over a week to opening night of their performance of the hit musical ‘Oliver’ in the Riverside Theatre, Northern Regional College students - under the auspices of Northern Lights Theatre Company in association with the Kelly Neill School of Dance - are pulling out all the stops to make this their best end of year show – ever! The bar is raised every year and while the students admit that it will be hard to top last year’s enjoyable performance of School of Legends, they are going all out to do just that.

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Northern Regional College students were among the record number of young people recognised at the Career Ready graduation ceremony in Queen's University Belfast. The graduation ceremony marks a major milestone on the Career Ready students’ career progression path and, with a total of 24 engineering students and 13 IT students graduating, Northern Regional College was well represented among the record number of Career Ready graduates from schools and college across Northern Ireland.

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Two Northern Regional College apprentices are helping shape policy that will improve terms and conditions for other young apprentices across the UK. Sean McNamee (21) from Bellaghy and Sarah McCluney (20) from Ballymena are both fourth year motor vehicle apprentices at the College’s Ballymena campus. They are apprentices with FS Auto Repairs in Draperstown and Curtis Peugeot in Ballymena respectively.

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Northern Regional College students will be among the record number of young people to be recognised at tonight's Career Ready graduation ceremony in Queen's University Belfast. The graduation ceremony marks a major milestone on the Career Ready students’ career progression path and, with a total of 24 engineering students and 13 IT students graduating, Northern Regional College was well represented among the record number of Career Ready graduates from schools and college across Northern Ireland.

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