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SERC Celebrates Class of 2017

Today, Higher Education students from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) will join together with family and friends to celebrate their efforts and academic achievements at the annual graduation ceremony at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall.

The ceremony will honour over 300 graduates and over ten local businesses, and will feature addresses from music technology graduate Victoria Montgomery and guest speaker Carol Malone, Constructions Delivery Manager at NIE Networks.

The event, which is generously sponsored by East Down and Lisburn Education partnership, will recognise the hard work and dedication of hundreds of full and part-time students and this year’s theme celebrates ‘developing and supporting careers on an international platform’.

Ken Webb, Principal and Chief Executive of SERC, commented that ‘today’s event marks an important day in the lives of the hundreds of Higher Education students who have completed their course and I would encourage them to never stop learning and striving to better themselves.”

Speaking of her experience, music technology student Victoria Montgomery said she would encourage others to consider SERC as their first option. She explains, “I am delighted to have completed my course at SERC. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my lecturers who were very supportive and encouraging. Thanks to the skills and knowledge gained at SERC I received an unconditional offer to study my chosen subject at university.”

Twenty-six outstanding students will also receive excellence awards, designed to honour and reward those students whose commitment to learning and training has set them apart from their peer’s awards. HND Electronic Engineering graduate Jordyn Martin and Luke Robinson from the HND Manufacturing Engineering programme, will be presented with the Excellence in Project Work Award.

With 97 percent of SERC students’ progressing into employment, self-employment or onto higher level courses on completion of their course, SERC is a great example of how the Further Education sector offers a real alternative to university for intelligent and ambitious people who want to work towards internationally recognised qualifications and a rewarding career.

Photo Caption: Sky’s the Limit: SERC music technology graduate Victoria Montgomery from Newtownards celebrates her graduation at the Belfast Waterfront Hall.

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Last Updated: Friday, 1st September 2017 14:19