Apprentices benefit from Orisec donation

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Apprentices on the Electronic Fire and Security programme at the Kirkintilloch Campus have benefited from an industry partnership, after equipment and training worth thousands of pounds was delivered to them.

Orisec, the UK’s leading developer and manufacturer of wireless and hybrid intruder alarm equipment, has donated five of its state-of-the-art panels for students to use.

Hollie Donovan, Northern Regional Sales Manager from Orisec, was so impressed with the facilities on offer at the Kirkintilloch Campus, which was transformed into a Fire and Securities hub in 2017, that she arranged for the equipment to be donated.

The apprentices were then delivered training on the panels from Luis Fernandez with the help of demonstration boards made by lecturer William Noble.

Corrie Stewart, Work Base Assessor in Electronic Fire and Security, said: “The students benefited greatly from this training and the combination of Luis’ friendly approach and William’s demonstration boards helped them fully understand the systems.

“Each board demonstrated something different – one board helped physically show students the main functions of the system and also let them carry out a miniature version of a maintenance, while another showed the students how the signalling from the intruder system to an alarm receiving centre worked.

“I’d like to thank Orisec and William for the fantastic training session as our apprentices got so much out of it.”

New College Lanarkshire is a leading provider in the Electronic Fire and Security Modern Apprenticeship. For more information, visit: https://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/apprenticeships-courses/modern-apprenticeships/electrical-electronic/electrical-electronic/electronic-fire-securities

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