South West College’s (SWC) Step Up to Sustainable Employment+ (SUSE+) participants recently celebrated their success with College staff, funders and key stakeholders at the annual SUSE+ Celebration of Success Ceremony held at the Killyhevlin Hotel in Enniskillen recently.
Supported by the Department for the Economy under the N.I. European Social Fund and match funded by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Mid-Ulster District Council, DAERA and Radius Housing, the innovative programme, provides mentoring support, guidance and qualifications as well as support to enter sustainable employment.
The vibrant event recognised the achievements of over 1,700 participants from the SWC Omagh, Dungannon, Cookstown and Enniskillen campuses and Northern Regional Colleges Magherafelt campus, with individuals celebrating their success in a range of professional, technical and specialist short qualifications.
Key representatives, including Councillor Errol Thompson (Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council), Councillor Christine Mc Flynn (Vice Chair of Mid Ulster District Council), and Gerard Treacy (TRPSI Deputy Programme Manager, Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs, DAERA) were all in attendance to celebrate the achievements of the students.
Jacqueline Mc Dowell (Centre for Excellence Manager at SWC) welcomed students from the Tyrone, Fermanagh, and Mid-Ulster areas and paid tribute to their hard work and endeavours over the duration of the programme.