Guest post – Student President Angela Alexander on #ThisAyrshireGirlCan

What motivated you to initiate the campaign? The Ayrshire College Student Association developed the #ThisAyrshireGirlCan initiative after being inspired by the #ThisGirlCan campaign which encouraged women into sport and celebrated their achievement. We felt that Ayrshire College had some pretty inspirational women of its own - and not just in sport! I wanted to see … Continue reading Guest post – Student President Angela Alexander on #ThisAyrshireGirlCan

Who can be an engineer? This Ayrshire Girl Can!

For International Women's Day, vice principal Jackie Galbraith talks about the efforts being made by Ayrshire College and the Ayrshire College Student Association to tackle gender imbalance in areas like engineering. One hundred years ago this month, during the First World War, Glasgow munitions worker Jeannie Riley wrote to her husband who was stationed in France. … Continue reading Who can be an engineer? This Ayrshire Girl Can!

Modern Apprentice? You’re hired!

Willie Mackie is chairman of Ayrshire College, and sits on the boards of Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Colleges Scotland and College Development Network. He is also Chair of Taste Ayrshire, a past President of Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and a member of the Ayrshire Economic Partnership. In our final blog post for Scottish … Continue reading Modern Apprentice? You’re hired!

Re-visit the apprentice – Dale Dunlop, TPS Weldtech

For the launch of the Skills Centre of Excellence within Irvine Royal Academy on 18 February 2015, TPS Weldtech apprentice Dale Dunlop spoke to invited guests about his unique pathway into an apprenticeship. We have re-packaged his thoughts from last year for Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016, and have spoken to Dale to get an update … Continue reading Re-visit the apprentice – Dale Dunlop, TPS Weldtech

Meet the apprentice – Megan Forrest, Hyspec Engineering

We have been catching up with a number of our apprentices to celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016. Four apprentices working in different companies in Ayrshire agreed to be filmed in their workplace to share what attracted them down the apprenticeship route and how they are finding the balance between working on site and studying at … Continue reading Meet the apprentice – Megan Forrest, Hyspec Engineering