Get Se­cu­rity Guard Train­ing At Waimanalo Hawaii Job Corps

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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.

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