Maker Month - supporting the Security technicians of tomorrow
STANLEY Security announces security technician scholarships as part of October’s Stanley Black & Decker’s ‘Maker Month’
STANLEY Security, one of the UK’s leading security providers, is pleased to be part of Stanley Black & Decker annual ‘Maker Month’ celebration this October, recognising Security Technicians. Maker Month is dedicated to recognising those who make things, be it products, solutions or innovations, with Security Technicians being the makers of safer, healthier and more efficient environments.
The month-long campaign not only celebrates STANLEY Security’s own technicians but is supporting security technicians of the future through scholarships. Students will be able to apply for a scholarship in 2021 through STANLEY Security and scholarships will be awarded shortly after.
Matthew Marriott, STANLEY Security General Manager – UK and Ireland, comments: “It’s hard to believe in this day and age, but 10 million jobs remain unfilled globally, due to gaps in skills. We believe companies within our sector have a responsibility to close the gap in the security industry. We are stepping up to the challenge by providing opportunities for people to develop the vocational and trade skills needed to work in our industry as Install and Service Technicians.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic particularly affecting the under 25s employment prospects, we have decided to focus our resources – a considerable $150k investment covering the UK, Europe and North America – within schools and colleges through scholarships supporting students to develop vocational and trade skills. This is an important investment in our company’s future, our industry’s future and the future of a generation of young people facing uncertain times.”
Technicians play a vital role in the security sector, being on the frontline, installing innovative security technologies and helping customers to manage and solve problems. The dynamic nature of the Security Technician role means no two working days are ever the same, making for an interesting, inspiring career choice.
STANLEY Security currently employs over 100 Security Technicians and Engineers in the UK, who work across an exceptionally wide range of sectors and are involved in video systems, access control, intruder alarms and more.
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