Apprentices to benefit from equipment donation

A donation from a local security firm has resulted in enhanced training for Modern Apprentices at New College Lanarkshire.

Cumbernauld-based VWS Ltd has provided equipment to assist students on the Electrical Fire and Security Modern Apprenticeship programme at the College’s Motherwell Campus.

The firm has donated four IP HD cameras, two wireless links and a POE network video recorder. New College Lanarkshire said the move will allow apprentices to learn about the installation of wireless links – a skill that hasn’t previously been covered in the curriculum due to lack of training equipment. 

David Scott, curriculum and quality leader in built environment and securities at the College, said, “VWS Ltd has supported the apprenticeship for over 10 years and the majority of those that completed the Modern Apprenticeship continue to work with them to this day.

“Without the support of partners like VWS the apprenticeship wouldn’t be able to continue to improve and adapt to current trends. Free equipment like the wireless links are vital to the continued development of our curriculum and we can’t thank them enough for their kind donation.”

Lindsay Wilson, operations manager of VWS added, “During our long relationship with the College our trainees have be very lucky to have been taught to a very high standard and this is reflected in their high quality of work that they display on a daily basis – whether out in the field or in a classroom environment.

 “When the opportunity was presented to us we were more than happy to donate the equipment allowing the students to work with the latest IP CCTV and wireless technology.”