NEW CAMPUS UPDATE Issue 4 Summer 2015 WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING EMPLOYER DINNER SITE VISIT Ayrshire College held a major employer engagement event focusing on “Developing Ayrshire’s Workforce” where employers and industry leaders came together to discuss how to support the needs of employers and their skills pipeline. Student and staff Board members accompanied the Principal on a tour of the site. They were very impressed by the progress being made. Heather Dunk, Principal welcomed guests to the College’s Kilmarnock Campus, where they enjoyed a mouth-watering three course menu prepared and served by hospitality students. Employers were given the opportunity to discuss how they would like to engage with the college to develop Ayrshire’s workforce. Student and staff Board members join Heather Dunk, Principal on a tour of the site. COMMITTEE MEETING In May the Estates and New Campus Committee of the Board of Management met on site. The committee meet quarterly to scrutinize plans for the College estate including the new campus. The committee will meet at the new campus site throughout the build programme. C3 Investments in Ayrshire College Education Limited attends the Developing Ayrshire Workforce with the College team. The event proved to be the ideal setting for employers to network with each other and allowed the College to enhance their relationship within the business community. Among the guests were members of C3 – the consortium behind the new campus development. David Ross, director of Keppie Design, said “We’re the architectural practice that’s currently working with the College and we’re really interested in trying to understand how – as an architectural practice – we can contribute a wee bit more from a design point of view.” Members of Estates and New Campus Development Committee of the Board of Management enjoy a site visit.