Ayrshire College supports the national #LoveScotlandsColleges campaign

Ayrshire College supports the national #LoveScotlandsColleges campaign

Ayrshire College supported the #LoveScotlandsColleges national campaign to highlight the importance and strength of Scotland’s colleges to stakeholders.

The week-long campaign, which kicked off on St Andrew’s Day, 30th November, showcased and celebrated the outstanding work of colleges the length and breadth of Scotland. Brainchild of the CDN Marketing and Communications Network, this collaborative campaign was supported right across the college sector. It highlighted national and local examples of how colleges are supporting students, communities, businesses, staff and the economy.

Carol Turnbull, Principal and Chief Executive of Ayrshire College, said:

“I love Scotland’s Colleges because they sit at the heart of their communities providing professional, technical and vocational education and training that is crucial to economic growth and prosperity.

“But we also do so much more – our fantastic staff encourage students to maximise their potential, raise their aspirations and give them the skills and knowledge to achieve.  We also support some of the most vulnerable in our communities and help those furthest away from the job market.”

Jim Metcalfe, Chief Executive, College Development Network, said:

“Our colleges are at the heart of their communities, helping students to achieve their future goals; businesses to survive and thrive; regional economies to strengthen; and they are also helping Scotland to build a sustainable, net zero future. This campaign is a celebration of all that the sector does, and a way to shout about the fantastic, transformative work undertaken by colleges every day.

“Colleges will play a vital role in supporting Scotland’s economic, social and educational recovery – supporting industry to rebuild and re-engage its workforce, maximising employment opportunities for our citizens, and addressing the mental health and wellbeing of our communities.

“It is remarkable to see how quickly colleges adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic, responding to the needs of their students by moving learning and teaching online, and providing daily support to students and their local communities.

“The work of the college sector is now more critical than ever, and I am excited to see inspiring examples of what the sector does through the #LoveScotlandsColleges campaign.”

Join the conversation - #LoveScotlandsColleges - and find out about the important work of Scotland’s colleges.

1 December 2020

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