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Photos from the FE Showcase - Nov 2015 Posted on 03/11/2015 00:00:00 Representatives from the six regional FE Colleges were at Parliament Buildings on Tuesday 3rd November to show how the Colleges were helping drive the NI economy. The showcase, sponsored by the NI Assembly’s Employment and Learning Committee, was organised by Colleges NI – the membership body for the six regional FE Colleges. The event was attended by key stakeholders including business and trade unions representatives, MLAs, as well as staff and students from the six regional Further Education Colleges. The event provided an opportunity to discuss the sector’s role and influence in rebuilding and rebalancing the economy and its impact in diverse areas including renewables, construction, interactive media and finance / professional services. It highlighted the innovative work of the Colleges in terms of new Higher Level Apprenticeships and Academies.

Speaking at the event, Colleges NI CEO, Gerry Campbell said:

“The Further Education sector has an outstanding record of delivering tangible benefits to Northern Ireland businesses including cost savings, increased sales and access to new markets. By providing both skills support and innovative solutions for business products and processes, colleges are stepping up to the challenge of building a forward-looking economy.

“The FE sector offers a broad and diverse curriculum, an orientation towards meeting local and regional skills needs. It has developed close links with employers and offers important support local business and industry through knowledge transfer activity and bespoke training. Today is about showing the great work that is already underway, but also showing that colleges are ready to do more. The time is right for the FE Sector to assume a stronger economic role, it is only right that we are given the opportunity and support to do so.”

Selection of photos below - more on Flickr


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