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College offers new training opportunities in welding

A pilot training course in welding in taking place at the NWRC

THE North West Regional College is collaborating with six companies to offer 13 people the opportunity to learn welding skills at its Greystone campus in Limavady.

The Department for the Economy's Assured Skills welding academy will see participants receive five weeks' training in the college followed by a two-week placement at one of six local engineering and fabrication companies.

The firms are GES in Derry, MIM in Maydown, MS Engineering in Limavady, Roe Engineering in Coleraine, McCauley Trailers in Toomebridge or Crossland Tankers in Maghera. Participants who successfully complete the course will be guaranteed a job interview.

The pilot welding academy is part of the wider delivery of welding training at FE colleges and companies across the north, enabling participants to gain valuable skills and pursue a possible career in the engineering sector.

Participants will receive a weekly training allowance of £150. Applications are open until February 8. Details of how to apply are at www.nidirect.gov.uk/assured-skills

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