Celebrating our success at NRC

MORE than 450 higher education students at Northern Regional College graduated last week in ceremonies held at the Tullyglass Hotel in Ballymena.

The students completed courses in areas such as Social Care, Counselling, Engineering, IT, Business, Management and the Built Environment and Design.

Director of NRC Trevor Neilands commended all the graduates for their dedication: “We are delighted to see so many students succeeding in their chosen area.

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“At NRC we strive to offer courses which develop skills and career potential. In these times of economic uncertainty we provide learning opportunities which meet industry standards, and these are enhanced by the extensive network of business and industry partnerships we have developed regionally, nationally and internationally.

“NRC’s expert courses also help improve the skills of the increasing number of professionals who are returning to Higher Education to advance their careers.

“We look forward to seeing all our graduates continue their professional and personal development as they build on this achievement.”

Guest speaker, Alan Shannon, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Employment and Learning, who pointed to the unprecedented economic challenges facing Northern Ireland.

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“The provision of these intermediate level higher education qualifications is essential to the future development of the economy and Further Education Colleges are ideally placed to deliver qualifications at this level.

“Through your study at Northern Regional College, you have obtained qualifications and skills which will allow you to play a part in delivering the skilled workforce we need to ensure that Northern Ireland achieves this economic vision.”

Students were also addressed by guest speakers, Graham Whitehurst, Director of Operational Excellence for the Michelin Tyre Group and Professor Denise McAlister, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Teaching and Learning from the University of Ulster Jordanstown.