Unlike elsewhere in developed societies where there are several programs and integration initiatives to assist veterans transit from their careers in security into new career opportunities in the private sector, there are no deliberate efforts on the part of Nigerian government to provide such service for its own heroes.
Every year thousands of retiring personnel from the armed forces, police and other paramilitary services leave their commissions into the world of uncertainty in the private sector. Whereas most of these veterans left service with skills and knowledge that are useful and required in the private sector such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving and in other technical areas, there are no initiatives to harness these resources for the betterment of both the society and the people involved.
Security Skills Development Company (SSDC) has developed career skills programs that connect transition members of the armed services to high demand career in various fields similar to the ones already acquired while in commission. The training program is designed to meet the needs of private sectors partners to help bridge the gap between the armed security career population and those skills employers in the private sector are seeking.
SSDC works in conjunction with University and other institutions of higher learning. These programs offer certification in specific courses that are both relevant and required, by so doing provide strong potentials for their employment. Its focus on but not limited tothe following areas of specialization:
a.Certificate in Security Management (Level 2)
b.Certificate in Security Management (Level 1)
c.Transition Assistance Certificate Program (TACP)
d.Certificate in Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM)
e.Certificate in Enterprise Resilience and Business Continuity
f.Certificate in Security Entrepreneurial Studies
g.Accredited Security Systems Training Program (ASST)
At SSDC we have faculty comprising of highly qualified and experienced resources in these areas of specialization.