Latest Article

Locksmithing teacher awarded International Specialist Skills Institute Fellowship

24 May 2017

A massive congratulations to Melbourne Polytechnic Lead Teacher in Security Technology – Locksmithing, Aaron Smith

Aaron has been selected for one of the 2017 George Alexander Fellowships through the International Specialist Skills Institute (ISSI) together with the  Ian Potter Foundation. ISSI seeks to foster an aspirational, skilled and smart Australia by cultivating the mastery and knowledge of talented Australians through international applied research Fellowships.

The George Alexander Fellowship is designed to allow under 35′s to pursue specific extended study and learning opportunities that may not have been possible otherwise.

Fellowship recipients are selected for having outstanding potential, drive, ideas and the capacity to bring benefit to their industry or the wider community through their study and future career. Aaron, who has been a teacher at Melbourne Polytechnic for seven years, was a perfect recipient.

This Fellowship will allow Aaron to travel to the United Kingdom and Europe to learn more about Locksmithing. Specifically, Aaron will learn more on antique locks, their restoration, conservation and preservation including furniture locks and door locks. The Fellowship will allow Aaron to meet with the finest locksmiths in the world and shadow them to learn new skills. Meeting with staff in a number of museums, national trust sites, specialist locksmiths, lock suppliers and manufacturers will allow Aaron to bring this knowledge and skill back home.

We look forward to sharing more of Aarons journey through this exciting period and don’t forget if you want to learn from the best, you can enrol in our locksmithing courses here.