Ayrshire Growth Deal


The Ayrshire Growth Deal, a collaboration between the Scottish Government, UK Government, and Ayrshire Councils, is set to transform the region's economy. The deal aims to attract businesses, create jobs and bring opportunities to Ayrshire people and businesses.


The investment, totalling £251.5 million, is expected to leverage around £300 million in private investment, generating 7,000 new jobs and elevating Ayrshire into a global business hub for aerospace, energy, marine, manufacturing, and tourism.


This initiative marks a significant step towards a prosperous future for the entire Ayrshire community.


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Ayrshire College announced as first ASIF training partner

AYRSHIRE College has been confirmed as the first official training partner of the Ayrshire Skills Investment Fund (ASIF) which will provide bespoke courses for people across the region.

The £3.5 million Fund is an Ayrshire Growth Deal project and was launched at the end of October to provide a skills fund for Ayrshire’s businesses and residents.

It is aimed at helping employers grow and develop their employees and increase skills for Ayrshire residents, linking them to growth sectors and employment opportunities. The fund will support skills development in Engineering, Digital, Clean Growth and the Visitor Economy, where funding currently does not exist. And it has now been confirmed that Ayrshire College – who presented their proposal to the Ayrshire Skills Investment Sub Committee in November – will provide courses for the projects. They will deliver courses in all four of the sectors targeted: Engineering, Digital,Clean Growthand the Visitor Economy.