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ASIS, SIA launch learning management system

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ASIS International (ASIS) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have launched my Global Portal for Security (myGPS), a learning platform for security professionals.

myGPS is a development tool for security professionals as well as an information resource for those considering a career in the industry, offering a compilation of classroom and online training options for those seeking to close knowledge and performance gaps through education and training. Now that the foundation is in place, the system will evolve over time to include career tracking and management of SIA and ASIS certifications. In addition, ASIS and SIA plan to add a host of new courses, educational materials, and career planning tools to further support security professionals in attaining their career potential.

“A competency-based workforce is becoming more critical to performance. This is especially true for the security industry as many professionals transition from other business sectors to assume responsibility within an organization,” stated ASIS President Richard E. Widup, Jr., CPP. “myGPS is an invaluable tool for practitioners from across our industry, as well as others considering careers in security. In the future, it will aid professionals in planning a career path and in identifying the required competencies to excel and achieve success. Working together with SIA in its development seemed a natural, synergistic partnership.”

“myGPS is a great example of high-quality offerings produced through the unique collaboration between the security companies of SIA and the protection professionals of ASIS,” said SIA Chairman John Stroia, chief operating officer, The Will-Burt Company. “All security professionals will find value in the educational opportunities available through the myGPS learning management system, particularly those seeking to deepen their knowledge of security project management and perhaps start down the road of becoming a Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM®).”

myGPS launched with a diverse, collective offering of educational resources from both ASIS and SIA. Thirty four ASIS classroom and online programs are presented. SIA’s library features 31 project management courses for security project managers.

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