Temasek Polytechnic, AETOS, Setia Protective Security Services, Memorandum of Understanding, security, upskilling

The collaboration will also see TP and AETOS contribute in the areas of course development, professional training, and job placements for the security industry.

Singapore's Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and security solutions provider, AETOS, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct a joint security training programme for Brunei Darussalam-based security company, Setia Protective Security Services (SPSS). 

According to a joint press release by TP and AETOS, this would be the first public-private sector partnership that offers security training programmes to enhance upskilling opportunities for security personnel in this sector, as well as those beyond Singapore. The collaboration will also see TP and AETOS contributing in the areas of course development, professional training, and job placements for the security industry.

The MoU was inked by Peter Lam (pictured above, second from left), Principal and CEO, TP and Alfred Fox (pictured above, second from right), CEO, AETOS on 31 October 2022 (Monday), to cement the partnership between AETOS and Temasek Polytechnic's Security Industry Institute (SII).

The collaboration was kick-started with SPSS, with a five-day training programme comprising security search procedures, technology, digitalisation, and cash-in-transit operations. 

As shared, the partnership will also allow TP and AETOS to explore further collaborations by jointly curating training programmes, staff exchange initiatives, as well as job placement schemes to develop customised courses on security technology and other emerging areas. These will allow full-time polytechnic and ITE graduates to gain a head start in this sector.

Commenting on the newly forged partnership, TP's Lam said: "We are very excited to grow this collaboration by leveraging on AETOS’s operational expertise and capabilities to bring our local brand of education and training overseas. By equipping companies like SPSS with the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance their security operations, we hope to enhance the competitiveness and productivity of the security sector while providing better employability outcomes for all the trainees."

AETOS' Fox added: "AETOS is committed to uplifting the security industry in multiple ways, including developing a sustainable pipeline of security professionals. By establishing an agile training ecosystem with industry partners such as TP SII, we are better positioned to enable future-ready skills and exciting career pathways for this sector and bring our benchmarked standards of excellence abroad."

Photo / Alfred Fox, AETOS CEO's LinkedIn

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