Ayrshire College News

FEBRUARY 2014 Modern Apprenticeships Modern Apprenticeships and Scottish Vocational Qualifications help those already in work to develop their skills in the workplace. With flexible, workplace delivery and support from qualified vocational assessors, Ayrshire College offers Modern Apprenticeships in: Making your business our business • Aircraft Engineering • Engineering • Hairdressing • Health and Social Care • Hospitality • Construction/Plumbing • Business Administration • IT Professional • Life Sciences • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Investing in Modern Apprentices helps you to grow your business from the inside! Find out what funding is available to help you recruit apprentices. At Ayrshire College we want to make your business our business. With courses supporting key industry sectors like engineering, hospitality and tourism, health and social care, and construction, we can meet your skills needs. For example, hundreds of Ayrshire College students will be trained in the latest technology for CNC programming, gaining vital skills in demand by industry, thanks to major investment in a state of the art Mazak Machining Centre, the only one of its kind in a Scottish college. We are developing Ayrshire’s young workforce through partnerships with local industry. These relationships have been recognised with the College being Highly Commended for an Employer Engagement Award at the College @AyrshireColl ayrshire-college Development Network Awards ceremony recently. This recognised the creative approaches the College is taking to support employers, such as an innovative pre-apprenticeship engineering programme which helps young people gain vital on-the-job experience. Building on the success of this programme, GE Caledonian worked with the College to create a bespoke course to meet its needs and the company now recruits its apprentices only from Ayrshire College. Going further, the College and GE Caledonian created a sectorleading schools programme where fifth and sixth year pupils attend the College on a day release programme to undertake key elements of the preapprenticeship programme, while continuing with science and technology subjects at school. www.ayrshire.ac.uk RAISING ASPIRATIONS // INSPIRING ACHIEVEMENT // INCREASING OPPORTUNITIES