SERC prepare to a ‘Maze’ visitors

SERC students are preparing to attend the 147th Balmoral Show, which takes place at Balmoral Park Lisburn from 13th-15th May 2015.
SERC students are preparing to attend the 147th Balmoral Show, which takes place at Balmoral Park Lisburn from 13th-15th May 2015.

Staff and students from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) are preparing to attend the 147th Balmoral Show, which takes place at Balmoral Park Lisburn from 13th-15th May 2015 to showcase their range of full and part-time courses and apprenticeship programmes starting in September.

SERC staff and students will be on hand to showcase their wide range of vocational training courses including Land-Based Technology, Horticulture, Carpentry, Motor Vehicle, Animal Management, Engineering and many more.

Animal Management students from SERC are preparing to attend the 147th Balmoral Show. Pictured are Chelsie Gray, Ciara Henry and Catherine Barr from Killinchy.

Animal Management students from SERC are preparing to attend the 147th Balmoral Show. Pictured are Chelsie Gray, Ciara Henry and Catherine Barr from Killinchy.

Situated at stand C24 there will be something for everyone from green-fingered enthusiasts to farming fanatics.

SERC Principal and Chief Executive Mr Ken Webb said that he was very pleased to be attending the show for the third consecutive year. He said: “Balmoral Show allows us to highlight the importance of education and training to the local agri-food industry.

“Events such as the Balmoral Show are a great opportunity to raise awareness of the wide range of vocational courses now open to prospective students. It’s also great for students to demonstrate what they are capable of, build relationships within the sector and meet and talk to industry experts.”

Throughout the high profile event SERC students will encapsulate the energy and enthusiasm of the Show through their various activities including digger handling demonstrations, competitions and product displays.

Visitors will be able to purchase student merchandise as well as sit in the College’s very own bespoke rally car, custom built by the Motorsports Engineering students who will be on hand to tell you a little about their course.

Visitors will also be invited to undertake confidential health checks to assess blood pressure, cholesterol, height, weight, body fat analysis and blood glucose from SERC’s Nurse lecturer Rosemary Peters.

SERC’s very own community radio station Lisburn 98FM will also be live at the show catching up with the various award winners, judges, special guests and exhibitors!

SERC Assistant Head of School for Construction and Engineering Services Tim McAlister explains: “Many people don’t realise that SERC offer a wide range of land-based vocational courses including land-based technology and heavy motor vehicle in state of the art workshops which boast industry standard equipment and facilities. With a fleet of modern machinery and highly experienced staff, we pride ourselves on giving our students as much hands-on experience as possible, from industry visits, guru lectures and work placements.”

As a further education provider the Show will also provide a platform to promote the support SERC can offer local businesses such as funding, training courses and research and development opportunities.

Come along to The Balmoral Show (stand C24) to speak to SERC about their range of courses and apprenticeships starting in September.

To find out how SERC can help you ‘get the edge’ visit www.serc.ac.uk, find them on Facebook, search: South Eastern Regional College or apply online at apply.serc.ac.uk.