The $10-million Security Industry Transformation Map (ITM) was launched on 13 February 2018. It was developed by the Security ITM Tripartite Committee, which consists of the Government, union, industry associations, security agencies and service buyers. There are currently about 47,000 security officers in the industry, which today remains manpower intensive.
Several new grants and schemes under the ITM have been introduced to support buyers in best sourcing. They include the Smart Sourcing Initiative, by the NTUC U Care Centre and the Security Productivity Initiative by Workforce Singapore. Various outreach efforts, such as a guide that outlines the features of outcome-based security contracts and provide practical guidance, have also been developed through the ITM.
The new Security Skills Framework identifies security consultancy as a new career path, beyond the five grades under the Progressive Wage Model.
“I think it’s an issue with the mindset that only old people are suited for security work. When I say that, I mean it not only for the general public but also young people who don’t even consider the line,” said 27-year-old Nor Hazimah Haron, a qualified security supervisor.
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Benefitting from the upgrades in technology and new training methods made available by his company, Securitas, H.C Rao, 56, enjoys his work as a security officer at Republic Polytechnic.
Organised by the Union of Security Employees (USE) on behalf of the Security Tripartite Cluster (STC) here, the Learning Journey showed us the key success factors of Sweden’s security industry…