Education initiatives underway
By Patrick Shaw
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) has undertaken a number of recent initiatives to provide the security industry with much-needed educational resources. These include:
By Patrick Shaw
Alarm Technician Course Review: The Alarm Technician Course (ATC) is a successful technical training course developed by CANASA and is administered in association with Centennial College. The course offers a wide range of topics relevant to security technicians. Consultations are now underway to update and add additional modules to the content offering. The intent is to make sure the course stays relevant and current in its content.
Using Canadian Colleges for Technical Resources for our members: There is currently an initiative to connect college graduates who have recently completed Electrical Technician or related courses with companies looking for new talent to train for security installations and service. It is a huge need in our industry and could potentially fill a void that we currently have.
In development is a security sales program being created in conjunction with the Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA) specifically for CANASA members. This program will be designed for security sales professionals with the expected roll-out later this year. The CPSA is the leading professional sales organization in Canada with over 20,000 sales professional members.
Mark your calendars for Security Canada Central
For over 30 years, Security Canada Central has provided security professionals with the opportunity to experience new products, technologies and services that can enhance their businesses. The 2017 Toronto show will kick off with a presentation by an RCMP Critical Infrastructure Expert, giving a fascinating perspective on Terrorism and Canada. This year offers an even bigger event with over 160 exhibitors and manufacturers seminars. So mark your calendars and don’t miss Canada’s biggest security event of the year. Security Canada Central will be held in Toronto on October 18-19. Please visit www.securitycanadaexpo.com for registration information. Security Canada is sponsored by Armstrong’s, Pelco, Pivot3, SecurTek, Senstar and TOA.
What’s new online?
CANASA has also launched new online initiatives. Please visit www.canasa.org to explore membership, golf and event opportunities plus all the latest security-related information.
Patrick Straw is the executive director of the Canadian Security Association.