Play 18 and Support the Industry Before ISC West

Many regular attendees of ISC West are familiar with the Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation (AIREF) Golf Classic, which is annually held the day before the show opens.

In previous years, the tournament’s revenues have funded alarm industry research projects, but starting with this year’s event on March 17, all of those hooks, slices and missed three-foot putts will support a new cause: workforce development.

With security technology advancing rapidly, many manufacturers, integrators and others are reporting difficulty in finding and retaining qualified employees. To address these challenges, the Security Industry Association (SIA) is partnering with the Electronic Security Association to form the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST). The foundation will be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes the industry to media outlets and prospective employees, conduct workforce-related research and develop education and training tools.

The 2020 AIREF Golf Classic is the first fundraiser for FAST. (Look for a rebranding in 2021.) The event will be held at the Las Vegas National Golf Club, a par-71 course just 10 minutes off the strip. Registration is $285 per golfer. And mulligans are available for advance purchase at $20 each.

Bring your scorecard to the SIA booth (#6065) at ISC West for special prize.

And, remember, be the ball.