Asset College and Wilson Security Partner to Bring an End to Skills Shortage and Drive Job Growth in the Northern Territory
Asset College, winner of Large Training Provider 2020 for Queensland has been providing quality training and employment outcomes for students since 2006.
From humble beginnings, Asset College has grown to offer over 50 courses with five dedicated campuses as well travelling training programs such as the one offered in Darwin connected with their employment partner, Wilson Security.
ASSET has always been focused on going the extra mile for their students, offering additional support through employment coaching and referrals through their security connections.
Now ASSET has over 80 security roles available through our partnership with Wilson Security in the Northern Territory to offer to our recent or prospective security guard graduates.
The beauty of this partnership is that those interested in getting into security can complete the course through ASSET and know that there is a job waiting for them with Wilsons. This helps to solve the skills shortage in the Northern Territory security sector and raise the employment rate in the region.
The Northern Territory and Darwin are an important focus for Asset College. Mike Addicott, GM Sales and Client Services says, “The Territory regularly adopts strategies that lead the way across the Security Sector. A great example being the airport that was amongst the first in Australia to adopt new 3D scanning of luggage combined with body scanners for individuals. This combined with remote monitoring of airport aviation security at Alice Springs means they continue to assist in setting new standards for Australia. We are excited to be able to contribute to and be engaged with this ongoing innovation.”
“Asset College has most engaged with Wilson Security in the Northern Territory to assist in the training of personnel to meet the high demand for quality Security Officers supporting our quarantine solutions at Howard Springs”, Glen Arnold the CEO of talent Acquisition at Wilson People says.
“Wilson Security – Australia’s largest provider of security operations services has a long history of engaging with Asset College in relation to both recruitment and training. After identifying a shortage of licensed security personnel in Darwin, Wilson People, the recruitment arm of Wilson Security, recently reached out to Asset College in relation to a recruitment drive for Howard Springs Quarantine Centre.
Mike Addicott, GM at ASSET, immediately contacted the 280+ students they have trained in the NT since late 2019 but found those who replied were already employed. As a result, Mike helped us connect the dots across local employment support agencies, local government departments and their key personnel resulting in identifying 20+ initial candidates being considered for employment with Wilsons, commencing tailored training within just weeks of original engagement with ASSET.”
Mr Arnold says the program is needed with Wilsons’ security commitments for border protection during COVID.
“We intend to employ all those suitable at their completion of this training and this will be ongoing to meet the high-quality standards needed to protect our borders.”