Northern Regional College

Science and engineering, life sciences, software development and creative industries featured in the annual College BEST (Business & Education through Training & Skills) Awards. The awards celebrate the creative and innovative talent within Northern Ireland's six regional further education (FE) colleges in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Now in it's 4th year, the event saw the largest number of finalists to date. Hosted in Ballymena, over 180 students across 107 innovative projects competed with projects demonstrating the application of STEM knowledge across a broad range of disciplines.

In addition, for the first time in this event - finalists were shortlisted for placements in Massachusetts', USA for the Frontier Programme which focuses on STEM subject. Finalists were also selected for fully funded places sponsored by ADS (the trade organisation advancing the UK Aerospace, Defence and Securities Body) to attend the Farnborough Airshow.