Scotmid Co-operative have donated £5,000 worth of equipment to help the development and training of Electronic Fire and Security apprentices at New College Lanarkshire.
The donation to the college’s Kirkintilloch Campus consisted of 16 Digital Video Recorders and will allow apprentices to deal with a range of equipment and develop their skills in repairing and maintaining as well as installing various systems.
The new kit will also increase the apprentices’ awareness of the various makes and models of equipment across the industry – ensuring they are at the forefront of the latest industry trends and advances.
David Scott, Curriculum and Quality Leader for Built Environment and Securities at New College Lanarkshire, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Scotmid for this kind donation of their former security equipment.
“As the industry is constantly advancing and growing, it is important the College keeps up with industry trends to ensure that our students are well equipped for entering the industry and these donations ensure this is possible.
“This equipment will give our apprentices the chance to practice installations on a new model of equipment, but also allow training on the maintenance and repairing of equipment, which is a skill they will likely need in their future careers.
“The support of local businesses has been a major factor on the success of these programmes at New College Lanarkshire and has resulted in us becoming the top provider in Scotland for Electronic Fire and Securities provision.
“With the introduction of our new Kirkintilloch specialist hub and with the donations of new equipment we can continue to be the best in the industry.”
Jim McFedries, Head of Profit and Protection at Scotmid Co-operative, said: “As a community convenience retailer, our aim is to help make a positive difference to our local communities and the donation of the CCTV and intruder alarm to New College Lanarkshire fits our co-operative’s ethos.
“Hopefully the donated kit will aid the development of the apprentice alarm engineers and help them to achieve the qualifications for their chosen trade.”