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News and commentary by Managing Director Gaven Wicks

Kalgoorlie 2021

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Its time for Strike Training and Consulting to head out to Kalgoorlie again!   We are excited to return to our favourite Goldfields town in May to run our Certificate II in Security Operations course.   If you or you have any friends who are interested in training in Security Guard, Crowd Control, First Aid, Terrorism Awareness and Response AND Responsible Service of Alcohol …… contact us.   Places are limited, so don’t miss out!  

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Exciting new program COMING SOON!

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Stay tuned for an incredible new training program offered exclusively at Strike.   This new addition will be a fantastic advantage to our security students. This program is available to all our students both past and present.   Due to COVID19 the security industry is facing new challenges. This new training will enhance your opportunities within the security environment keeping your industry skills up to date. It will also enhance your employment prospects greatly.   Strike will be the sole provider of this program, so stay tuned for its release. More details coming soon…..  

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First Close Protection Operations for 2021

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Bodyguarding in a COVID world. There are certain new challenges to overcome ….. so you adjust the sails!   Yesterday our Certificate III Close Protection Operations group executed their practical assessment successfully. A slick operation which despite a few random hurdles being thrown in, was completed thoroughly and professionally.   We are proud of our Certificate III's (both Firearms and CPO groups) and look forward to watching their careers progress. Well done all and stay in touch!   #bodyguard#closeprotectionoperation#certificateIII#training#upskill#security#guard  

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New Certificate III in Security Operations (Armed Security Guard)

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

A wonderful last Thursday and Friday with students in our Armed Security Guard course being put through their paces at the shooting range. This was our first Certificate III in Security Operations (CPP31318) for 2021 and great to get out under our brilliant blue Perth skies!   Some of our students featured in these photos from Friday are looking forward to careers in the Cash in Transit industry and some were upskilling from their Certificate II in Security Operations qualifications.   It was a fantastic day on the range and our model students completed their assessments with flying colours.  

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Importance of First Aid training

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Whether you’re needing first aid for work or just for peace of mind – training in first aid is essential.   First aid knowledge is invaluable for both you as the individual and for your community.   As unpleasant as it may be, accidents and serious incidents DO happen. They occur every day and all around us. Having the knowledge to assist persons who are injured or ill is vital.   We all have family/friends/workmates and although it is awful to think about, should any of our loved ones need emergency first aid assistance …. we would like to think...

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Business Person of the Year!

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

What a night! A huge honour with Gaven Wicks winning Business Person of the Year award at the Belmont and Western Australian Small Business Awards 2020.   Our sincere thanks to Marcus at EMRC and Belmont Enterprise Centre for this amazing award. Huge thanks to our team at Strike, we are lucky to have the best staff and couldn't do this without you.   #BEC#EMRC#businesspersonoftheyear

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Ladies Represent!

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

LADIES REPRESENT!   Our current Cert II class going through Empty Hand and a couple of scenarios. A great bunch of students all round and we are happy to see so many women in this group undertake the Security Operations qualification.   Female guards and crowd controllers are a valuable asset and resource for many security companies. Cultural change around what was previously a male dominated industry has made way for security being an exciting and fulfilling career choice for females.  

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Belmont and Western Australian Small Business Awards FINALIST 2020

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We are very excited to announce that Strike Training and Consulting have been chosen as a finalist in the Belmont and Western Australian Small Business Awards for 2020.     What a year!  We are so grateful that we are still here and have the opportunity to take part in this wonderful celebration of small business across Western Australia.    

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Summer Season 2020

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Festivals, Events and Concerts are back on for summer 2020 in Perth!   Today we are conducting another one of our popular scenarios for Certificate II in Security Operations …. "A Day on the Hill" involving Metal Detector Search and Bag Search.  We make these situations as realistic as possible to ensure students are entirely prepared for their new careers.   Hope to see lots of our ex-students out there on the job.  Bring on Summer!!

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Back into Scenarios

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We are back in business AND back into our scenarios!   A favourite of our students – we make these situations as realistic as possible. A few academy awards should have been won recently …. some of the method acting has been truly outstanding 😲   From Crowd Control and Managing Patrons to Protest Situations, Evictions and Responsible Service of Alcohol ... amongst many other scenarios, we prepare our students for their security career thoroughly.      

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