Tavcom partners with IET to boost ICT security professionalism

Trainees on a range of security systems courses now have direct access to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) membership and professional qualifications, following a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the IET and specialist traing provider Tavcom.

Tavcom delivers training courses to the security and surveillance sectors. Those studying its BTEC Diploma will now become IET members, and have access to professional qualifications, such as Engineering Technician, and ICT Technician (ICTTech).

“The IET and Tavcom each have similar aims and objectives which support engineers and technicians in their careers,” says IET chief executive Nigel Fine (pictured, right). “This collaboration is a key part of our strategy to boost standards worldwide, and promote professional qualifications, which are vital in today’s increasingly-global job market.”

Professional registration with an internationally recognised institution represents the pinnacle of personal achievement for technicians and engineers working in the electronic security systems arena, adds Tavcom managing director Mike Tennent (pictured, left). “All of us at Tavcom Training are thrilled to be working in collaboration with the IET; we can immediately provide our delegates with membership… and, ultimately, we will be able to offer them the opportunity to apply for EngTech registration - as a direct result of following and completing our BTEC Diploma training pathway.”

Tavcom trainees will be interested in the new ICTTech qualification, which was launched in January 2009, and is awarded only by the IET. ICTTech is a competence-based professional qualification which assesses technical skills, along with interpersonal and professional skills that are now integral to career development for IT practicioners (see links below for more details).

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