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Northern Regional College has teamed up with ADS Northern Ireland to create an exciting training opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a CNC operator. Supported by the Department for the Economy’s Assured Skills programme, the nine week Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Academy is designed to give individuals specialist skills and practical experience to prepare them for work in the growing local aerospace, defence and security sector.

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Following on from the official signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) earlier this year, Irvine Abraham College Internationalisation Manager, from Northern Regional College, visited Northlink College in Cape Town, South Africa to participate in a two day Leadership and Management training workshop. The workshop was designed to enable the Northlink College leadership team to present, debate and agree a way forward in embedding a culture of continuous improvement with the aim of increasing the impact of management decisions on the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of technical vocational education and training (TVET).

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Movie Day at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Wednesday
1st August 2018

Empower Project, in partnership with the award winning Seamus Heaney Homeplace in Bellaghy, has introduced yet another innovative activity to its already busy programme of events. The Lottery funded project, which offers support to families of children with Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia in the Mid Ulster and Antrim & Newtownabbey council areas, hosted a very successful movie day in the Centre’s Helicon last weekend.

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Following on from the ISP Foundation project, Northern Regional College has secured support and Funding from the British Council to engage in a new one year ISP Advanced project in 2018/19 with Vuselela and Taletso TVET Colleges, North West Province South Africa. The aim of the ISP Advanced project is to ‘Strengthen our international partnership enhancing staff and student experience by providing additional opportunities to develop working practices in Tourism and Business in the Northern Ireland, UK and the North West Province of South Africa.’

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Getting a qualification can improve your career prospects and even be the difference between remaining stuck in an employment rut and landing your dream job. Northern Regional College and its higher education partners, including professional bodies on both sides of the border, has extended its offering of accessible and affordable higher education options, making it easier to get a nationally accredited qualification.

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Schools just out for summer but already, some parents are looking ahead to the autumn and anxiously totting up the cost of sending their offspring to university. County Derry couple, Nuala and Stuart Boyle from Magherafelt have managed to sidestep that particular financial hurdle with the news that their eldest son Thomas, has secured a coveted place on the prestigious and highly competitive Kainos Apprentice Programme.

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