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Iran MoU

ARC Training during IFSEC 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tehran based company, MIT, to provide training and learning. Based in Tehran, MIT (the Management, Innovation and Technology Security Company) founded by its CEO, Mrs Nasim Tavakol, has the goal of developing the local Iranian security sector.

MIT is part of the AGK Group, which also comprises Electronic Trade of Arsh Gostar (ETAG), a security systems specialist using local and international brands including Bosch, Campion, Sony and Digifort and Sematec, an IT and technical training centre.

MIT is a member of the Electronic and Network Security Companies Union (ENSCU), a professional not-for-profit organisation in Iran with the purpose of representing, promoting and enhancing the growth and professional development of the electronic life safety, security, and integrated systems industry.

The MoU between ARC Training and MIT follows an extended period of discussions to confirm the capability and capacity of both parties.

In September 2017, participation in a Welsh Assembly Trade mission to Tehran, hosted by the British Embassy, facilitated face-to-face meetings between Angus Darroch-Warren (MD of ARC Training, pictured left) and Mrs Tavakol (CEO of MIT, pictured right); this significantly progressed the initiative.

In January 2018, Angus travelled to Tehran and delivered a two-day seminar to over 300 delegates from both the public and private sectors. The seminar was promoted, organised and delivered by MIT on behalf of the ENSCU, the primary sponsor and host. Areas covered at the seminar included security risk management, security surveys, operational requirements, security control rooms, project management and security consulting. The positive feedback from the sessions highlighted the delegates’ desire for more training in security and risk related subjects.

The MoU is an agreement to mutually pursue and develop seminars, conferences and workshops, including academic and vocational security and risk related learning programmes, for the local Iranian market. Subject areas may include major incident management, emergency planning, crisis management, besides security management. Target audiences include private organisations, government departments and municipalities.

Angus Darroch-Warren said: “ARC Training is pleased to announce the MoU with MIT and we welcome this collaboration and the opportunity to bring our internationally recognised courses and training expertise to Iran. This is a very positive step which supports MIT and other organisations, such as the ENSCU, who are seeking to accelerate the professionalisation of the Iranian security sector.”

And Mrs Tavakol said: “I am delighted to have this formal link with ARC Training as we fully appreciate their experience and global reach of their portfolio. This will be of significant benefit to organisations in the public and private sectors as the training courses will assist making service provision more effective and efficient, which in turn will benefit the people of Iran.”

ENSCU background

In cooperation with The Iranian Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Commerce, ENSCU provides government advocacy and delivers professional development tools, products and services for members use to grow their businesses. ENSCU works at all levels to increase awareness about the value of the products and services members provide. The UNION supports new technology and applications with customised training and promotes industry through consumer awareness activities supported by trade and media relations programs. ENSCU also supports legislation and regulations that enhance public safety.


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