THE technology and skills centre of South West College has hosted a Celebration of Success evening for the latest group of apprentices who completed the NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship in Management programme at the College.
Over 30 newly qualified managers received their certificates on the night, which was testament to their hard work and the support they received from their employers.
This programme, funded by the Department for Employment and Learning has proved very popular with a number of existing employees, who were keen to avail of the opportunity to up-skill, and develop the management knowledge and competence required to lead and manage in today’s challenging business environment.
South West College lecturer Tess O’Loughlin commented on the enthusiasm of the participants on the course: “It was a pleasure to work with learners who were committed to developing themselves and reaching their full potential”.
Participants on the course were drawn from a large number of employers across Co Fermangh, including: Balcas, Killyhevlin Hotel, Manor House Hotel and Enniskillen Airport.
Commenting on the impact of the programme, Balcas human resources manager Gerry McDermot said: “All the Balcas participants who participated in the programme thoroughly enjoyed the programme and developed as managers, benefiting themselves and the company”.
The success of the programme has led to many participants seeking to embark on further study, with some expressing an interest in the ILM Level 5 Certificate which will be commencing shortly at South West College, Enniskillen Campus.