Hands-on Learning Experience for Public Services Students

Selby College’s Public Services department has received a donation of body armour from Leeds-based SafeGuard Clothing. The industry-standard bullet proof vest will be used by lecturers to illustrate the necessity for safety equipment for frontline service operatives and educate students on different standards. The aim is to create a more immersive, hands-on learning experience that will benefit students pursuing careers in law enforcement, the military and security services.

The North Yorkshire college is the latest to take part in the company’s social initiative to provide materials and information that benefit students enrolled on Public Service courses to give them a unique insight into how safety equipment works.

Public Services Lecturer Grant Gibson thanked SafeGuard Clothing for their generous donation, adding: “Having real-life examples from industry really helps students advance their knowledge and skills in their chosen field and creates vital learning opportunities”.

Thomas Bowman of SafeGuard Clothing, said: “We have made it a priority to partner with local colleges such as Selby College to prepare them for the line of work they have chosen. We work very hard to implement an applied industry-based model in our manufacturing process; our continuing and strong collaborations with the Police, Ministry of Defence, Fire Service and Ambulance services have really enhanced the quality of our tactical vests.”

SafeGuard Armour and Clothing is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of body armour and is involved in research and development for new materials to enhance the wearability of protective body armour for front line services.


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Published: Monday 21 May 2018