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Eight Northern Regional College Engineering and Computing students were honoured with awards at the 2019 Career Ready Student Graduations. The students were among over 100 young people from all over Northern Ireland who attended the Career Ready Graduation Ceremony in Belfast. The ceremony marks a major milestone in their Career Ready journey, which prepares them for the world of work by linking them with local employers. This year, through the Career Ready Programme, some of the College’s Engineering and Computing students at the Ballymena and Magherafelt campuses secured valuable paid industrial experience, thanks to the College’s links with 40 different companies.

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Four Magherafelt students have been honoured with awards at the 2019 Career Ready Student Graduations. The students were among over 100 young people from all over Northern Ireland who attended the Career Ready Graduation Ceremony in Belfast. The ceremony marks a major milestone in their Career Ready journey, which prepares them for the world of work by linking them with local employers. This year, through the Career Ready Programme, some of the College’s Engineering and Computing students at the Ballymena and Magherafelt campuses secured valuable paid industrial experience, thanks to the College’s links with 40 different companies.

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Four Ballymena students have been honoured with awards at the 2019 Career Ready Student Graduations. The Northern Regional College Engineering and Computing students were among the 100 plus young people from all over Northern Ireland who attended the Career Ready Graduation Ceremony in Belfast. The ceremony marks a major milestone in their Career Ready journey, which prepares them for the world of work by linking them with local employers. This year, some of the College’s Engineering and Computing students at Ballymena and Magherafelt campuses secured valuable paid industrial experience with 40 different companies through the Career Ready programme.

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A talented young animator from Greenisland was runner up in the Inter Colleges Media competition with his animation of a ‘Zombie News’ report. Jack Bradshaw, who is studying Interactive Media at Northern Regional College’s Newtownabbey campus, submitted a flat design animation for the competition. Animation was one of the five categories in the highly competitive Inter-Colleges competition which attracted over 250 entries from across Northern Ireland.

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Never Too Late for a Career Change

Tuesday
9th April 2019

It’s never too late for a career change, just ask Tracey Adams, a Higher Level Apprentice (HLA) in Accountancy at Northern Regional College. She works four days a week with Ballycastle accountancy firm, Mark Kilgore & Co and the other day of her working week is spent in class. The two year HLA in Accountancy is an internationally accredited work-based programme, similar to traditional apprenticeships but at a higher level. It is an alternative route to a career in accountancy, aligned with Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) and Chartered Accountants Ireland.

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Pupils from local secondary schools had a chance to explore some of the career opportunities in Occupational Studies when they visited Northern Regional College’s campuses in Trostan Avenue and Farm Lodge in Ballymena for a series of open days. The open days, targeted at 14 –16 year olds, showcased some of the different progression routes for Occupational Studies which includes subjects as diverse as hairdressing, beauty therapy and construction. For example, on successful completion of a Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, students can progress to do a Level 3 Diploma. Alternatively, they could opt do an apprenticeship.

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