Friday, September 25, 2015
In Schwerin, the security service provider Securitas celebrated its 25-year anniversary in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, thus joining the list of events accompanying the state’s anniversary. The business license in Schwerin had already been granted one and a half months prior to the official reunification in 1990.
Today, Securitas is one of the large training companies and employers in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. By investing in its nationwide training center in Schwerin, the leading security company sets a clear signal for more quality through qualification in the sector. On Thursday, on the occasion of celebrating the 25th anniversary of operations in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, high-ranking speakers delivered speeches to around 50 invited guests:
"Training and security are important," emphasized State Secretary Thomas Lenz. "We need good people. It was definitely a very good decision to establish the Securitas training center in Schwerin."
Hans Thon, IHK President Schwerin stated: "Skills shortage constitutes a threat to our economy. Securitas reduces this risk by providing high-quality training programs – and when receiving their final reports, our apprentices always rank among the best in our chamber."
The Chairman of the Management Board of the Schwerin employment agency Dirk Heyden congratulated Securitas and Schwerin on their "silver wedding" anniversary, saying: "They invest in training and young people and, thus, in the future."
"The introduction of the two apprenticed trades in the security industry represents two milestones in the security sector," says BDSW Chief Executive Officer Dr. Harald Olschok. He positively highlighted Securitas' commitment in Schwerin where a nationwide exemplary training center for safety and security service officers and specialists has been established.
"Basic and advanced training constitutes one of the important pillars for a successful organization of the future in the security industry," said Manfred Buhl, CEO Securitas Deutschland. "The challenges in our sector are changing due to an increase in crime, global tensions and higher risks – and also chances – resulting from digitization and technological progress. In future, these growing tasks can only be successfully handled by qualified employees. That is why we invest in training."
The new training center at Werkstraße, Schwerin, makes Securitas one of the largest training companies – by number of apprentices – in the service industry in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The Schwerin Center opened in 2014, and currently approximately 80 apprentices are being trained in Schwerin in three training years – 16 apprentices come from EU countries outside Germany such as Spain or Greece.