Singapore is often quoted as one of the most desired and easiest of places to do business. Many reasons contribute to this: a stable government, strong and vibrant economy, a progressive workforce and low crime rates.
The unarmed security industry has and continues to play a vital role in ensuring the safety of Singapore’s infrastructure and economic well-being. The threat of terrorism has resulted in greater attention and focus on the much needed skills training to support this highly labour-intensive industry.
Faced with these challenges, SkillsFuture Singapore (formerly known as Singapore Workforce Development Agency) in collaboration with the Security Industry Standards Training Committee proposed the new Security Workforce Skills Qualifications Training Standards to be adopted by the industry. Mr Wong Kan Seng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs announced the setting up of the Security Industry Institute, a collaboration between Temasek Polytechnic and SkillsFuture Singapore (formerly known as Singapore Workforce Development Agency), at the launch of the Security Workforce Skills Qualifications on 24 July 2007. Following that announcement, a new act was passed in Parliament on 28 August 2007, requiring all security guards in Singapore to be licensed henceforth with the aim to ensure a minimum skills standard for the unarmed security industry.
Temasek Polytechnic established the Security Industry Institute (SII) on 1 Sep 2007 to develop and deliver the training of the entire suite of Security Workforce Skills Qualifications at Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma levels for the security workforce.
We at SII aim to enhance the security industry’s professional and operating standards, image and employability of the workforce through various skills upgrading initiatives. This includes retraining unemployed Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents to find employment in the security sector as well as promoting in-employment skills upgrading. SII will be the key training provider to train both existing security workforce and new entrants.
So whether you are currently an existing security professional wishing to upgrade your skills or a company wanting to partner us to improve your services or an organization exploring to collaborate on security training related matters, I welcome you to browse and explore the pages of this website and to contact us to discuss how we can work together to raise the level of training and professionalism in the security industry.
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