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Southern Regional College proudly hosted a Creativity and Enterprise Event on 27th March at Lough Neagh Discovery Centre.  

John Quinn, Director of Workforce Development and External Relations at SRC is joined by Hairdressing Tutors and Students from the Newry Campus of SRC along with models who participated in a catwalk presentation to highlight creativity in practice. Pictured L-R: Adele O’Doherty, SRC Tutor; Wendy McKennell, SRC Tutor; Bernadetta Kepa SRC Hairdressing Student and her model Mahanaz Mahanaz; Alana Parke and her model Tiffany Cannaway; John Quinn, SRC; Brigid McClure and her model Monica Finnegan; Shannon Magill and her model Orla Magennis; Una Fitzpatrick SRC Tutor and Paula Quinn SRC Tutor.
John Quinn, Director of Workforce Development and External Relations at SRC is joined by Hairdressing Tutors and Students from the Newry Campus of SRC along with models who participated in a catwalk presentation to highlight creativity in practice. Pictured L-R: Adele O’Doherty, SRC Tutor; Wendy McKennell, SRC Tutor; Bernadetta Kepa SRC Hairdressing Student and her model Mahanaz Mahanaz; Alana Parke and her model Tiffany Cannaway; John Quinn, SRC; Brigid McClure and her model Monica Finnegan; Shannon Magill and her model Orla Magennis; Una Fitzpatrick SRC Tutor and Paula Quinn SRC Tutor.

The event, which was sponsored by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, included the launch of the BE Inspired programme, talks from leading industry professionals and a stunning catwalk show by SRC Hairdressing and Beauty students from Newry to highlight creativity in practice. 

The event focused on helping young people develop entrepreneurial mindsets to become more creative and more confident, giving them the knowledge to turn their creativity into a fully functional business model. The launch of the BE Inspired project added to this by promoting business enterprise and entrepreneurship for adults with intellectual disabilities in a way that is both innovative and inspiring.

Guest Speakers at the event included: Michael Toman, SRC; Colin Masters, NYSE Technologies; John Quinn, Director, SRC; Frances Caherty, Assistant Director, SRC; Professor David Gibson, Enterprise Educator; Paul Kavanagh, Economic Development Officer and Niall Drew, Project Officer, both from Craigavon Borough Council.
Guest Speakers at the event included: Michael Toman, SRC; Colin Masters, NYSE Technologies; John Quinn, Director, SRC; Frances Caherty, Assistant Director, SRC; Professor David Gibson, Enterprise Educator; Paul Kavanagh, Economic Development Officer and Niall Drew, Project Officer, both from Craigavon Borough Council.

John Quinn, Director of Workforce Development and External Relations at SRC said: “In today’s world where businesses face not only local competition but also competitors from across the globe, it is critical that we make full use of our natural resources.  Our best resource is our people with their inherent talents and abilities. Today’s event has convinced me even more of this:  we have creative hairdressing and beauty students; creative artists and designers; creative individuals who aspire to be entrepreneurs and to start their own businesses; creative educators and creative techies. Support for enterprise and creativity is available from many sources including the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, funders of today’s event; the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment; the Department of Education; and, the Department for Employment & Learning and well as  Craigavon Borough Council and other local councils, local enterprise agencies and of course Southern Regional College.  Go for it!”

For a full list of all the creative courses offered by SRC log on to www.src.ac.uk or visit your local campus today to pick up a prospectus.

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