Bringing Employers
and Colleges
Together
Ayrshire College
Embedded in business community
Ayrshire Economic Partnership
Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce
Taste Ayrshire
...
Working in partnership to grow
Ayrshire’s economy
Right skills at the right time to help grow your
company
Involvement in evaluating current provision and
determining futur...
Key employment growth sectors
– Engineering and renewables
– Health and social care
– Hospitality and tourism/Food and dri...
Acting on feedback from
engineering businesses
New Mazak Machining
Centre for CNC
programming – the only
college in Scotla...
 Doubling the number of apprenticeships this year
 Working with industry leaders in Ayrshire to design
course provision
...
Take part in our evaluation and curriculum
planning processes
Offer high quality work placements, volunteering
opportuniti...
Regular networking events with local businesses
Public/private partnerships to maximise impact
on our communities
Communic...
Collaboration to tackle inequalities – joint posts
with Police Scotland and NHS Ayrshire and Arran
Partner of choice
Want to know more?
www.ayrshire.ac.uk
ayrshirecollege
@ayrshirecoll
ayrshire-college
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Presentation by Heather Dunk, Principal of Ayrshire College, at the National Summit of the Commission on Developing Scotland's Young Workforce on 31 March

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Bringing Employers and Colleges Together

  1. 1. Bringing Employers and Colleges Together
  2. 2. Ayrshire College Embedded in business community Ayrshire Economic Partnership Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce Taste Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership Boards Economic Development Boards, eg Team North Ayrshire Employer Skills Forums – Hospitality – Engineering/Aerospace/ Renewables
  3. 3. Working in partnership to grow Ayrshire’s economy
  4. 4. Right skills at the right time to help grow your company Involvement in evaluating current provision and determining future curriculum Industry standard courses delivered in industry relevant environment with world class resources Apprenticeships and SVQs to develop the workforce Workforce planning for current & future skills needs Supporting business start-ups and companies locating to Ayrshire Access to our technical and human resources Our offer to employers Making your business our business
  5. 5. Key employment growth sectors – Engineering and renewables – Health and social care – Hospitality and tourism/Food and drink – Construction – Sport and leisure Ayrshire College Centres of Excellence in – Engineering and renewables – Hospitality and tourism – ICT & Digital Technologies – Health & Social Care – Sport & Leisure College activity reflects industry sectors critical to Ayrshire
  6. 6. Acting on feedback from engineering businesses New Mazak Machining Centre for CNC programming – the only college in Scotland with this technology First provider in Scotland to offer composites training accredited by the National Skills Academy for Process Industries Leading the way in engineering
  7. 7.  Doubling the number of apprenticeships this year  Working with industry leaders in Ayrshire to design course provision  Installing state of the art kitchens and training restaurants Supporting the hospitality industry
  8. 8. Take part in our evaluation and curriculum planning processes Offer high quality work placements, volunteering opportunities and project work to our students Raise awareness of your industry at our careers fairs Sponsor our curriculum areas by donating equipment, sharing expertise and rewarding student excellence Help us tackle gender segregation in the workplace by encouraging males and females into non-traditional occupations Our ask of employers Make our business your business
  9. 9. Regular networking events with local businesses Public/private partnerships to maximise impact on our communities Communicate Direct recruitment from student cohort Partner of choice
  10. 10. Collaboration to tackle inequalities – joint posts with Police Scotland and NHS Ayrshire and Arran Partner of choice
  11. 11. Want to know more? www.ayrshire.ac.uk ayrshirecollege @ayrshirecoll ayrshire-college

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