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AlliedBarton Security Services

September 15, 2011 08:00 ET

AlliedBarton Security Services Awards Ten Scholarships to the University of Phoenix

Highlights Importance of Learning and Development at 2011 ASIS Conference

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwire - Sep 15, 2011) - AlliedBarton Security Services, www.alliedbarton.com, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, has awarded 10 full scholarships to employees throughout the organization to the University of Phoenix. AlliedBarton will highlight the importance of learning and development at the 2011 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits conference in Orlando, FL, September 19-22.

"The scholarships are an opportunity for our employees to meet their higher education goals," said Rich Cordivari, VP, Learning & Development, AlliedBarton. "Our employees are eager to learn and we strive to create learning opportunities within and outside of AlliedBarton that can help our employees develop personally and professionally."

Training and career development are integral to AlliedBarton's culture. More than 400 employees have enrolled in programs through the University of Phoenix. Additionally, AlliedBarton has also established formal partnerships with other academic institutions to provide employees with discounted tuition and transferable credits.

AlliedBarton believes that a range of learning and development opportunities is needed to meet the needs of its diverse employee population. "Learning is a priority at all levels," added Cordivari. "We strive to create a learning-rich environment that meets the needs of entry-level employees and senior leadership, those leading security teams and those holding corporate positions."

"We meet client and employee needs by providing a variety of development opportunities and training designed to prepare our officers and managers for the specific challenges of the markets they serve," explained Bill Whitmore, President & CEO, AlliedBarton. "Our employees are our most important asset and our award-winning training, partnerships with academic institutions, and learning culture have helped develop strong leaders throughout our organization."

To further validate our training and career development, AlliedBarton will be honored in October by the American Society for Training & Development with a 2011 ASTD BEST Award. This is AlliedBarton's second ASTD award.

A critical part of AlliedBarton's award winning training is the AlliedBarton EDGE®, AlliedBarton's professionally designed and executed approach to training and development. Training opportunities are available on-demand for employees throughout the organization. Web-based training allows employees to complete modules at their own pace and on their own schedule.

AlliedBarton is exhibiting at booth #2601 during ASIS 2011, September 19-22. The exhibit floor will feature more than 700 companies demonstrating security technology and innovations, along with cutting-edge products and services, covering more than 230,000 net square feet. More than 20,000 security, business and government professionals from 90 countries are expected to attend.

AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry's premier provider of highly trained, responsive security personnel. Client-focused security officers and managers located across the country are supported by national resources developed from over 50 years of security experience. More than 50,000 employees and 100 offices provide security for several thousand clients in many industries, including approximately 200 Fortune 500 companies. As the most honored security officer services company, AlliedBarton leads the industry in award-winning programs. AlliedBarton has been recognized by Training magazine, ASTD, Corporate University Xchange, Leadership Excellence and the American Business Awards, among others. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit www.AlliedBarton.com.

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