Articles from North West Regional College (NWRC)

.@mynwrc student makes it to the finals of Young Chef of the Year

An aspiring chef who quit a Degree in Engineering to pursue his passion for food, has been announced as a finalist in the Superfoods Young Chef of the year competition.

NWRC Apprentice Ryan strikes Gold working with Errigal

A North West Regional College (NWRC) student who is currently working as an apprentice with international company Errigal Contracts, has been awarded Gold in Plastering and Dry Lining at the annual Skillbuild Northern Ireland Finals.

Funding approved for multi-million pound redevelopment at North West Regional College

North West Regional College (NWRC) has announced that the Department for the Economy has approved funding to enable its Springtown campus to commence a multi-million redevelopment later this year.

UK heat success for NWRC Mechanical Apprentice

An Apprentice Mechanic working within the Transport Workshop of Derry City and Strabane District Council has secured second place in the NI Skills Challenge to secure a place in the UK heats of the competition in the summer.

Blockbuster trio put NWRC on national stage

Three lecturers who brought Hollywood blockbusters to life on the stage of the Foyle Theatre at North West Regional College (NWRC), have been nominated for a prestigious Theatre Skills Awards.

North West Regional College launches Northern Ireland’s first ‘Science Exchange’ project

North West Regional College (NWRC) has officially launched a new partnership with Ulster University that will allow students of Science to gain valuable experience in industry, researching and working on problem based projects.

NWRC project drives Maths skills in local primary schools

Twelve local primary schools have been selected to take part in a new pilot project by North West Regional College, aimed at improving standards of Maths in Primary School children.

North West Regional College to host Skillbuild NI Finals

The best of young talent in the Construction Industry will go head to head at North West Regional College (NWRC) for the finals of Skillbuild NI on March 23.

NWRC students exhibit talent at Bohemian Hairshow

One hundred and forty five Hairdressing and Barbering students have taken part in North West Regional College’s Bohemian Hairshow at the Foyle Theatre at Strand Road Campus.

NWRC launches North West’s first ever Welding Academy

A new academy has been launched by North West Regional College (NWRC) to tackle the chronic shortage of skilled welders in Northern Ireland.Run in partnership with Derry City and Strabane District Council, the new Fabrication and Welding Academy, which currently has 15 students, is a first for the North West and aims to address the challenges faced by employers in accessing skilled welders locally.Nicola Curry, NWRC, explained that the Business Support Centre at the College engages with local businesses to enhance the skill levels of the existing workforce and encourage innovation.She said: “It became apparent from a number of discussions with local engineering companies, that there was a clear shortage of new welding talent coming through the education system.“The proposed academy will provide a short-term sustainable solution to support the immediate skills shortages, currently experienced in the North West, with regard to accessing skilled talent in Fabrication and Welding.”George Fleming from Fleming Agri is one local employer who has found recruiting skilled welders challenging.He said: “I welcome the launch of this academy today which will ensure that local companies can access skilled welders locally. There has been a long tradition of engineering manufacturing in the North West with good growth and development in recent years from local indigenous companies creating a strong demand for welding and fabrication skills in the region. We are delighted with the NWRC support for this skills demand and the support from the DSDC.”The aim of the academy is to encourage greater collaboration between education and industry and to provide a sustainable solution to the skills shortages constraining the growth of the engineering and manufacturing sectors in the region.The first students of the Fabrication and Welding Academy will take part in a 12 week intensive Level 2 City and Guilds programme which will include four weeks of paid placement.Placements will be with local employers Fleming Agri, Global Equipment Spares, Mim-Ni, Fabplus Limited, Foyle Port and GB Engineering.It’s anticipated that on completion of the programme successful participants of the Fabrication and Welding Academy will have the opportunity to be interviewed for live employment opportunities locally.North West Regional College also run short courses in Mig and Tig welding  on a part time basis from their Springtown and Greystone campuses. If you are interested in upskilling contact the college on 028 7127 6222


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