As part of their Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology, 84 students from Southern Regional College Portadown Campus enrolled on the Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) completing their Silver and Bronze award.

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Some of the SRC students who completed their Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award

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Science students from Southern Regional College and North West Regional College, in association with Middlesex University, battled it out at the NI WorldSkills Regional Heat for Laboratory Technicians on the 4th June.

This was the first WorldSkills NI Regional Heat for Laboratory Technicians and was hosted at Southern Regional College, the Life Sciences Hub for Further Education in Northern Ireland. The NI Regional Heat winner was Southern Regional College student, Adam Purvis, who is currently completing the Higher Level Apprenticeship in Applied Industrial Sciences (Chemical Pathway) with Almac in Craigavon.

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WorldSkills Laboratory Technician NI Regional Heat Winner, Adam Purvis from Stewartstown, is pictured with Brian Doran, Chief Executive at Southern Regional College. Adam is currently completing the Higher Level Apprenticeship in Applied Industrial Sciences (Chemical Pathway) at Southern Regional College Newry Campus and is employed with Almac in Craigavon.

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Southern Regional College’s Annual Portadown Chamber of Commerce Awards and prize-giving ceremony for SRC students recently took place on the Portadown campus. This yearly event has happened thanks to the support and generosity of the local Chamber who continue to work with and share close ties with the College. President of the Chamber Adrian Farrell was in attendance to present the awards and provide words of congratulations and encouragement to award winners.

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SRC Portadown students with Deputy Head of School, Richard Gough and Adrian Farrell, Chamber of Commerce

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As part of their Entrepreneurship project, students from the Construction 156 class, along with their tutor Jim McCullagh hosted a charity plant sale at SRC Portadown Campus.
The entrepreneurship project involves students researching, designing and manufacturing garden furniture. In the process they also learned about the science of horticulture, the importance of community & teamwork and how to run a business.

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The Portadown 156 Construction Team with lecturer Jim McCullagh

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Second year students at SRC studying the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care in the Newry Model Campus, present a cheque to the Southern Area Hospice for the donations raised from the Courtney McCormick Coffee Mornings.

The class held two coffee morning events at the Newry and Portadown campuses in aid of their dear friend and classmate, Courtney McCormick, who sadly lost her battle with cancer in May last year.

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Pictured with the class from L-R are SRC lecturers: Edith Lavelle, Bernie Byrne, Siobhan Murdock and Fiona McAleenan.

Read more: Newry Students Raise Money From Courtney Coffee Mornings