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Essential Skills

Throughout our years at school there are always subjects that seem to carry more importance than others. To be good at Art or P.E. can sometimes seem like a luxury skill or speciality; to focus on History or Geography, Spanish or French is often a...

Construction

Construction comprises the creation, planning, design and financing of projects from outset to completion. Generating countless jobs, it requires teamwork, skill and knowledge of materials and techniques, making it one of the outstanding examples of human ingenuity and brilliance. Of course like many industries, construction has...

How to start a new job

Sam Allardyce has lost his job as England manager after only 67 days in the role. After his appointment he said ‘I can’t stop smiling because I’ve got this job’, but lasted only one match before being forced to resign after a newspaper sting alleged...

Online Reputation

Wayne Denner attended South West College last week to talk to students about what he believes everyone needs to be thinking about if they intend to get a job in the future: online reputation. Denner, a speaker, Author and expert on Online Reputation & Wellbeing,...

Access Diploma In Computing

Computers are part of everything we do. We use them constantly, whether it’s checking the weather, the football scores or the best holiday destinations, and for anyone working in an office, it’s hard to imagine working away from the monitor. In any conceivable future, computing...

Accountancy at #SWC

Accounting is a huge career area. Once seen as a specialised discipline – associated primarily with mathematical geniuses – it is now more accessible, with advances in computing meaning that it is less about natural numerical skill and more about aptitude and training. Notoriously a...

Avoiding Plagiarism

Melania Trump, wife of presidential candidate Donald Trump, performed her most important role in the US election to date when she took centre stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention. She praised her husband as a ‘compassionate’ man and one who would...

Green Technology

For several years, talk of environmental issues and green technologies has been fairly common. Ever since Al Gore’s efforts at the start of the century, global warming has been something we’re all aware of, and more recently, both Barrack Obama and Leonardo Di Caprio have...

STEP Employers Day

A recent event held at the South West College Omagh brought students, college staff and employers together to highlight the brilliant work being done through the STEP programme. Attended by large numbers, the event maintained a small crowd atmosphere that highlighted the family feeling within the...