Locksmithing Industry Panel

May 29, 2024

“Every company that’s doing what we do for a living is looking for people: qualified people who are willing to come in with a learning attitude.”

On May 24, 2024, we held a panel discussion with industry representatives, NBSS employers, and Locksmithing & Security Technology faculty and program graduates. It was a fascinating discussion on how they each got into the trade, their advice for aspiring locksmiths, and the great need to train more skilled workers.

Our panelists included:

  • Ted Brassard, Key Systems Manager at
  • Jeff Schwartz, Co-Owner of
  • David Smith, President of
  • Jonathan Nir LK 鈥17, CA 鈥18, Owner of
  • DJ Dabenigno LK 鈥05, Owner of

With moderators:

  • Rob O’Dwyer, Director of Admissions & Enrollment
  • Eddy Dacius LK 鈥13, NBSS Locksmithing & Security Technology Department Head