Non-government organisation Centre for Social Research (CSR), which works for women’s rights, launched a Women’s Security Guard Training Programme at the mini-secretariat here earlier this October. It is a 45-day skill-based training programme aiming to give employment to women who are above the age of 18 and belong to backward sections of the society.
CSR director RanjanaKumari said: “It is time for us to pay close attention to the statistics of crime against women and increase the number of trained women security guards in the country to ensure women’s safety. This programme will also open doors to all those women who could not complete their education due to lack of financial support or family pressure or marriage at an early age. This programme will definitely help in increasing the number of trained women security guards at all public places.”
The training for the first batch started on October 15. Four batches will be trained in next six months.
The coursework includes practical and theory classes, along with, soft skill development classes, certified under the Sector Skill Council and Private Security Agency Regulation Act, 2005.
In the theory classes, the candidates will learn about the security sector, maintaining operational performances in accordance with basic security practices, regulatory and legal requirements governing security tasks. Following this they will participate in physical activities such as rope climbing, running, hurdles, etc. Soft skill training will also be imparted to ascertain that the candidates learn to interact with officials, clients and customers. They will also be taught the proper body language, basic English phrases and computer data entry.