While we celebrate the significant milestone of providing security training for slightly more than a decade, the year 2018 began with the Launch of the Industry Transformation Map (ITM) and Skills Framework for the security industry.
I also took over the leadership of Head/SII from Mr Jeffrey Seah on 3 April 2018.
The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Security Tripartite Cluster (STC) in Nov 2017- wage adjustments to the different levels of the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) and the removal of overtime exemption from 2021. With all these positive initiatives, security officers will enjoy higher pay and greater work-life balance. Amidst these changes, we foresee an elevation in the security industry to entice new entrants and career switchers.
Mrs Josephine Teo, the then Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Manpower, launched the ITM and the Skills Framework for Security on 13 Feb 2018. One of the key features of the Skills Framework for Security is that it creates a new career pathway in security consultancy. The Ministry of Home Affairs’ Centre for Protective Security Studies will collaborate with Temasek Polytechnic’s SII to develop and offer a new Specialist Diploma in Security Consultancy targeted to commence in April 2019. This part-time 1-year programme will cover risk assessment, building security and relevant legislation, security technologies and project management. The aim is to train 250 security consultants by 2021 who will then be equipped to help security agencies put in place the integrated security solutions and outcome-based contracts.
By end 2018, SII hopes to roll out 20 e-learning Security WSQ modules. Through the e-learning platform, learners will benefit from self-directed learning at their own pace, comfort and time.
We have relocated to Temasek Polytechnic and have started operations at our new premises on 14 May 2018. With the move and support from Temasek Polytechnic, we will be in a better position to drive and lead the transformation of the security industry in our next phase of growth to serve you better!
Hence, I welcome you as individuals or organisations to browse through the pages of this website for skills upgrading and lifelong learning. Organisations who wish to explore collaborative opportunities on security related training or technology projects, please contact us for further discussion.
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