Urdaneta City - The NIA RO1 Security Guard Training and Education Program (SGTEP) was launched on August 30, 2018 at NIA Regional Office 1 in Urdaneta City to enhance security guard capabilities in addition to raising the professional competence of employees at all levels.

NIA Consultant for Security Matters PSSupt. Loreto Espinelli (Ret) was tapped as the overall trainer-mentor of 41 NIA employees from Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan provincial offices to supervise the two-day capability training for security personnel. In part, the objective of SGTEP is to instill a sense of pride that encourages peak performance in scope of work, time, and cost efficiency. The special program translates real value for the client-farmers, while simultaneously allowing NIAns to concentrate on their core business objectives being professional workers. The unprecedented personnel management activity which includes lecture and practicum on self-defense and gun handling is part of the agency’s stepped up campaign to proactively address various security threats in the workplace.

The SGTEP incorporates threat awareness which is intended to address potential or existing threats and hazards that executives or employees may face in the office environment. Part two of NIA RO1 security personnel training which  enabled the participants to have a hands-on experience to their much awaited self-defense program was held at NIA Compound, Bayaoas, Urdaneta City the next day August 31, 2018.

The special training was supervised by RIM Vicente R. Vicmudo who is a staunch advocate of martial arts as a practical means to develop one’s personal discipline, physical stamina and self-confidence. Meanwhile, the Tarlac Shooters’ Club, Inc. handled the gun firing and safety training which was held in Molave, San Isidro, Tarlac City. The participants excitedly travelled all the way to the nearby province to complete their two-day training after finishing their self-defense program in Urdaneta City earlier. In sum, developing a well-disciplined and efficient front line service personnel for the welfare of both clients and civil servants is a requisite for ISO certification which is being pursued by NIA.