NJESA to Offer Career Training Class for High School Students

MARLBORO, N.J. — The New Jersey Electronic Security Association (NJESA) is offering a class that will provide extensive training in the electronic security and life safety industry for high school students.

The Certified Alarm Technician Level I Training class, exclusive for high school students who are considering a career in the electronic security field, is a three-day course that presents an overview of the theory, installation and maintenance of alarm systems, basic electricity, standards, perimeter detection, space detection, fire systems, control panels, communications, CCTV, job planning, and false alarm prevention.

By the end of the course, students will have an understanding of the industry and their role within it, understand the importance of codes and standards and how to locate them and apply them, be able to define basic installation procedures, and compare the underlying technology behind the various security system tools and equipment.

One of the goals of NJESA president, Christine Marzano when she took office, was to generate an awareness in high schools and share the message that the security industry is admirable and a fantastic opportunity.

“The security industry has been good to me,” she says. “I can´t begin to say how proud I am of our industry and I hope our high school students in New Jersey will learn, grow and have the same pride for our amazing industry.”

For high school students in New Jersey, the class opens the doors to an alternative to college and to learn and experience a trade at an early age. In addition, electronic security deals with cutting-edge technologically including networking and IT, hot topics today that opens many career opportunities.

The Certified Alarm Technician Level I Training course will be held July 23-25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Affiliated Monitoring facility in Union.

For further information and to register, contact Christine Higgins, by email at christine@nj-esa.org or direct at 609-695-4444.

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