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Public Services students to benefit from SafeGuard Clothing donation

SafeGuard Clothing has donated one of its premium bulletproof vests to Reading College under the brand’s charitable initiative to help local colleges enhance their Public Services courses and student learning experience. Lecturers at the Public Services course will use the bulletproof vest for classroom exercises and role-play. This will allow students to gain a better understanding of the materials and working mechanics behind protective equipment they will later use in their career. Donations like this from SafeGuard enable colleges like Reading College to improve their teaching programme with the best practical experience possible. By having the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of using the latest equipment in the industry, it will improve the student’s employability within a competitive market once they complete their education. Thomas Bowman, speaking on behalf of SafeGuard Armour and Clothing, said: “We believe that all students should have access to premium bulletproof vests whilst studying Public Services. We work very hard to embed an applied industry-based model in our manufacturing process; our continuing and strong collaborations with the Police, MOD, Fire Service and Ambulance services have really enhanced the quality of our tactical vests. Now, we have focused on sharing this knowledge with local colleges, so their students can make the best progress in securing employment in those relevant industries.” 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. First-hand experience of using such police, military and security personnel level professional equipment will give students at Reading College a unique opportunity to get used to the sort of protective clothing they will use when they embark upon their chosen careers.