Current DfC Projects

SRCProject

 

Southern Regional College operate a number of projects that are funded by the Department for Communities.

Training and Employment Opportunities Programme (TOPs)

This is a one year programme, the aim of which is to better equip young people engaged in SRC's School Partnership Programme (SPP), as well as those young people progressing from the SPP into Apprenticeships and other post-16 vocational skills sector programmes. Mentoring support will be provided to young people in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy and IT. The TOPs programme will also provide training and employment opportunities with accredited qualifications (Level 2) to economically-inactive and low-paid workers living within the four Neighbourhood Renewal Areas of Craigavon and Newry.

GROW Project

This one-year project has two distinct strands. The first strand involves horticultural training for 30 local residents. Residents will be trained in how to grow and care for plants, design and plan horticultural activities, as well as undertaking a level 2 accredited programme in horticulture management in their local community. All participants will engage in personal development and assertiveness training to enhance themselves and their chances of success in education and within the workplace.
The second strand will support residents in returning their newly acquired skills of horticulture to their own homes and community under the guidance of experts. The skills, qualifications and support offered in the GROW Project will be crucial in enabling people to find employment, or to facilitate everyday life at work or within education.

STEPs

This is a one year programme, the aim of which is to better equip young people engaged in SRC's School Partnership Programme (SPP), as well as those young people progressing from the SPP into Apprenticeships and other post-16 vocational skills sector programmes. Mentoring support will be provided to young people in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy and IT. The TOPs programme will also provide training and employment opportunities with accredited qualifications (Level 2) to economically-inactive and low-paid workers living within the Neighbourhood Renewal Areas of Armagh.

 Work@C (Work at Sea)

The Work@C  is a one-year programme, the aim of which is to improve community well-being and skills through targeting residents intending to work on ferries, commercial vessels, including superyachts in UK and Irish coastal waters. This project is for residents living in the Newry, Armagh and Craigavon Neighbourhood Renewal Areas.

Strand one of the project provides residents with accredited training in Essential Skills Literacy, Numeracy or IT.

Strand two provides training in the maritime industry qualification STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping) licence, a compulsory basic safety training certificate required for anybody looking to work at sea on ferries, commercial or private vessels. STCW is recognised around the world to give confidence that nations signed up to the agreement know that crew have been trained to a known standard ensuring that the seafarer meets a set of specific safety requirements.