Get Security Guard Training At Waimanalo Hawaii Job Corps
Those interested in pursuing a career in security and protective services have another training option open to them, thanks to Hawaii Job Corps in Waimanalo.
“There’s need for a good training program,” said Julie Dugan, business and community outreach manager of HJC, a federally funded job training and education program for young adults.
She noted that the state has mandated that security guards complete a required classroom curriculum to receive their certification, and HJC was asked by employers to address training demand. “At a national level, Job Corps already had a security training curriculum,” Dugan said, “so it was fairly easy for us to adopt.”
Taught by Rob D’Andrea, the course covers industry ethics, public relations, crisis intervention, patrol principles, traffic control, alarm systems and dispatch centers, investigations, apprehension and detention procedures. Students also are trained to operate equipment, such as handheld metal detectors, two-way radios, closed-circuit televisions, handcuffs, batons and binoculars.
Graduates should leave the course prepared for the Hawaii State Guard License, and also earn first aid and CPR certification. Most students will take seven-12 months to complete the course, depending on their needs. The first 10 students enrolled last October, but anyone age 16-24 is welcome to join at any time, Dugan said. “All of our programs are open entry and open exit. (Students) don’t join a cohort.”
For more information, call her at 259-6051.
Students in Hawaii Job Corps’ first Security and Protective Services course began studying in October to qualify and help meet the growing national demand. They are (from left) Jaren Elderts, Ceasar Espinosa, Gabriel Nakooka, Riccky Ortiz-Joseph, Shale Madsen, Noah Baker and Ryan Kanaluu. Photo from Julie Dugan.