WCTC to Begin Training TSA Employees
Employees work at General Mitchell Airport.
Editor’s Note: The following information was provided to Patch via a news release from Waukesha County Technical College.
Waukesha County Technical College was recently selected to deliver three courses to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees to enhance their awareness of issues surrounding homeland security and terrorism.
The TSA employees, who work at General Mitchell International Airport, are taking three courses through WCTC’s Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement program. The courses, specifically geared toward TSA employees, take an in-depth look at issues that impact the public’s safety and security.
Introduction to Homeland Security focuses on the importance of the agencies associated with Homeland Security and their interrelated duties and relationships; Intelligence Analysis and Security Management examines intelligence analysis and its indispensable relationship to the security management of terrorist attacks, man-made disasters and natural disasters; and Transportation and Border Security provides an overview of modern border and transportation security challenges, as well as different methods employed to address these challenges.
“This really is an incredible opportunity for us,” said Brian Dorow, associate dean of WCTC’s criminal justice–law enforcement program. “It is the first time we’ve trained federal government employees, and this really shows the respect our homeland security program has earned.”
Six WCTC instructors, with extensive knowledge and experience in homeland security, safety, intelligence and related areas, are facilitating the coursework.
Mark Stigler, a WCTC homeland security instructor, said WCTC is honored to have been chosen for this important educational partnership.
“We are working diligently to build and deliver these important courses,” Stigler said. “These TSA employees are on the frontline, protecting our homeland and the national transportation system right here in Milwaukee every day.”