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News Article | February 15, 2017
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Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, is pleased to announce Northwest Technical Institute (NTI) Business and Industry Training Center as its newest academic partner. “NTI Business and Industry shares our mission of changing lives through education, training and skill development,” said Ryan Ewer, Vice President of Academic Partnerships. “This shared goal made our partnership a natural fit, and we look forward to helping a new group of learners gain the right skills and training to advance their careers and succeed in the workforce.” The Arkansas-based NTI Business and Industry joins more than 150 other educational institutions, including University of Utah, Cal State San Bernardino and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, in Career Step’s network of academic partners. NTI Business and Industry was founded in 1996 to provide job-skills training to residents of northwestern Arkansas. Their curriculum ranges from healthcare, business and industrial arts career programs to community education and certification/licenses. The academic partnership adds a number of Career Step’s healthcare courses to the NTI Business and Industry lineup, including Medical Billing, Medical Coding and Billing, Veterinary Assistant, Medical Transcription and Editing, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR, Healthcare IT and Medical Office Manager. “In a region with few career-training options, we are grateful for quality academic partners offering opportunities that may be challenging for us to provide otherwise,” said Gretchen Sawyer, Program Manager at NTI Business and Industry. “Career Step’s courses will open doors to fulfilling, in-demand healthcare careers to our students with the added bonus of flexibility and convenience that only an online education can deliver.” Career Step’s academic partnership program has helped provide students with opportunities to train in growing industries through joint ventures with higher learning institutions for more than a decade. The schools usually offer the courses through their continuing education departments, helping students quickly start new careers. More information about Career Step’s partnership with NTI Business and Industry is available at CareerStep.com/ntibi. To learn more about Career Step’s academic partnership program, please visit CareerStep.com/partner. About Career Step Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, offers a variety of continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and has educated more than 100,000 healthcare professionals. Career Step provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace--improving lives, advancing careers and bettering business results through education. More information can be found at http://www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.


News Article | February 17, 2017
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AKRON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE) announced today that it will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Shareholders will be able to attend the meeting via a live audio webcast or in person at the Louis S. Myers Training Center located at 1554 South Main Street in Akron. The audio webcast of the meeting will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.myersindustries.com. An archive of the webcast will be available for replay following the meeting. The Company’s Board of Directors set March 2, 2017 as the record date for shareholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the annual meeting. Myers Industries, Inc. is an international manufacturer of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial and consumer markets. The Company is also the largest distributor of tools, equipment and supplies for the tire, wheel and under vehicle service industry in the U.S. Visit www.myersindusties.com to learn more.


New York's Largest Privately-Held Tech Company to Provide Nets Basketball Operations More Modern, Data-Driven Insights; Infor Named Brooklyn Nets Official Jersey Patch Sponsor BROOKLYN, NY--(Marketwired - February 08, 2017) - Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) and Infor, a global leader in industry-specific cloud software, have formed a fully-integrated partnership that will see cutting edge data science applied to Brooklyn Nets team performance and fan marketing. The wide-ranging partnership covers four major areas: team performance, fan experience, team business operations, and jersey patch sponsorship. The partnership with BSE is New York-based Infor's first combining analytics and sports in North America. The company has similar relationships in Europe and Asia-Pacific, with the iconic brand Ferrari and the winningest team in Super Rugby history, the BNZ Crusaders. With Ferrari, Infor supplies software for the automaker's manufacturing and racing operations and sponsors the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team. For the Christchurch, New Zealand-based Crusaders, Infor software powers marketing and fan operations, and the team wears the Infor logo on its jersey. The most unique aspect of the partnership will see Infor develop a one-stop digital hub designed to help Nets General Manager Sean Marks and the team's Basketball Operations department generate stronger results on the court. This hub, developed by data scientists at Infor's Dynamic Science Labs and a team from its in-house digital agency, H&L Digital, will provide actionable insights by analyzing the vast array of data captured by the Nets on-court performance as well as the team's travel information, training activity, and other performance data. The centralized digital platform will aim to enhance data visualization and to further unify all of Basketball Operations, including players, coaches, training and medical staff, and analytics team. As part of the partnership, Infor will have its logo featured on the front left of the Nets game jerseys starting during the 2017-18 season and a branding presence throughout Barclays Center and HSS Training Center, the team's practice facility in Brooklyn. HSS Training Center will serve as an incubator for new ideas in which Infor's technology will help improve communication and collaboration across Barclays Center and the Nets' business operations, including talent sourcing and acquisition, customer service, and arena experience. "Our alliance with Infor is a transformative partnership for both business and basketball operations and is indicative of the cutting edge and gritty culture we are building," said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. "The patch on the jersey represents our deep engagement with Infor and the software company's role in taking our performance to the highest level in basketball operations and the business side. We are looking forward to joining some of the world's most innovative brands, like Ferrari, for the unique opportunity of instilling Infor's proven business applications into our company." "The disruptive impact of digital has been felt across entire industry sectors, from retail to healthcare to government and manufacturing, and now Infor will take the same approach that's been successful at organizations like Ferrari, Triumph Motorcycles, and Whole Foods Market, and apply it to the Brooklyn Nets," said Stephan Scholl, president of Infor. "What makes the partnership even more special is the bond we feel with the Nets from a cultural perspective-Infor shares the Nets' gritty, entrepreneurial spirit, and like the Nets we moved into our New York headquarters in 2012." "This collaboration will provide efficient and strategic solutions in real time for Nets Basketball Operations," said Marks. "The new digital platform that Infor is building will improve the way in which we work, communicate and make decisions across the organization both on and off the court." The alliance will also include significant Infor branding at Barclays Center for all Nets and ‪New York Islanders games, as well as other events. Integration at these events will incorporate a variety of elements, including: digital and static signage throughout the venue; features on the scoreboard and during YES Network broadcasts; and branding around the Nets' team bench, including the scorers' table becoming Nets Smart Bench powered by Infor. Infor will also be integrated on the Nets digital platforms, including the team's app and website. To download a photo of the Nets jersey with the Infor patch, click here. Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 15,000 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress. To learn more about Infor, please visit ‪www.infor.com. Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises, delivering dynamic content and experiences for audiences. BSE oversees programming, marketing, sales, and operations for Barclays Center and ‪Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by New York Community Bank, and manages and controls the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and its Development League team, the Long Island Nets, as well as the business operations of the NHL's New York Islanders. Barclays Center, which opened on September 28, 2012, offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express. The New Coliseum presented by New York Community Bank, scheduled to reopen ‪April 5, 2017 after extensive renovation, will offer 13,000 seats for hockey, 13,500 for basketball, and 14,500 for concert configurations, with the ability to flex up. The bowl will have a theater seating option for 4,000 guests. With a focus on emerging businesses, BSE identifies and creates alliances, strategic partners and other business opportunities to ensure the success of its assets. For additional information, please visit ‪Brooklynse.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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In its latest enhancement release, eLogic Learning included a new, out-of-the-box API integration is with Citrix’s GoToTraining®. Clients who use GoToTraining® to host live, interactive online training will find the update makes creating and reporting on sessions easier and faster. eSSential learning management system (LMS) admins will simply choose the virtual room meeting option in a new training event and GoToTraining® API will automatically create the new GoToTraining® session without admins ever having to leave the LMS. Any updates to the date or time for the event will automatically be updated in the GoToTraining® system. After the event has been held, attendance can be automatically updated in the LMS by selecting the update attendance option on the event. “We make it a point to build enhancements that will make life easier for our clients. In this case those who have selected GoToTraining® as their web collaborative tool will find it much more efficient to setup and manage events.” said Mark Anderson, CEO of eLogic Learning. “This one in particular should improve the training creation, management and reporting experience for our clients that use the GoToTraining® Citrix products.” Based on the popularity of Citrix’s online products and client requests, eLogic built the integration with GoToTraining® in an effort to create a one-stop shop where admins can both create a training session and access reporting data such as who attended and for how long. In addition to GoToTraining®, eSSential LMS also integrates with WebEx’s Meeting Center and Training Center. Plans are already in place to build an integration for Citrix’s other well-known products such as GoToWebinar® and GoToMeeting®. This new feature is slated to be released in Q1 of this year. To learn more about eLogic’s eSSential LMS, visit http://elogiclearning.com/essential-lms. About eLogic Learning A leader in the eLearning industry, eLogic Learning offers organizations world class, comprehensive LMS technology and content solutions that save costs and increase productivity. The eLogic eSSential LMS supports over five million monthly users and was recently named a #1 All Purpose and Corporate LMS by Talented Learning, Top 3 LMS by E-Learning 24/7 and Top 20 by Capterra along with many other numerous awards. The eSSential LMS makes it easy to manage eLearning, instructor-led and virtual training events, keep up with regulatory compliance requirements, analyze training usage and results, sell courses online with robust ecommerce features, and much more. In addition to its Learning Management System, eLogic develops custom eLearning content and provides an extensive third-party courseware library. With a comprehensive turnkey approach to implementing learning strategies, eLogic offers professional services and proven expertise in content strategy, business process change and the development of corporate training programs.


SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, hosted the final session of the China Auto Dealers After-Sale Service Skill Competition at Axalta’s Beijing Training Center from Feb. 13-16. Axalta supported the competition by providing products from its premier refinish brand Cromax®, and by developing the competition program. Axalta also assigned painting experts to set the judging criteria and rating scheme, and sit on the judging panels. The China Auto Dealers After-sale Service Skill Competition 2016 was organized by the China Auto Dealers Chamber of Commerce with the aim of enhancing auto after-sale service in China through recognition of top refinish technicians and quality service in the auto market. The competition covered three key areas: maintenance, sheet metal and paint spraying. High performing technicians were selected from the regional competitions to attend the final session based on a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. “With the rapid growth of China’s automotive industry, the demand for superior quality after-sale products, excellent services and skillful professionals continues to increase. Axalta is pleased to support this program to raise standards in the auto refinish market by showcasing and promoting high-quality refinish solutions and services. The competition also provides a platform for top technicians to present their superior refinish service skills and to promote the healthy and sustainable development of China’s auto industry,” said Leo Zheng, Business Director of Axalta’s Refinish segment in China. During the competition, all attending technicians used Axalta’s Cromax® products and solutions to perform painting operations. Cromax® enhances refinish efficiency which, in turn, promotes energy conservation and sustainable development in the industry. This generates extra value for a large number of auto dealers and car owners across China. An award ceremony was held at the Beijing New International Exhibitor Center on Feb. 18 during the China Auto Dealers After-sale Summit. Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Stroke rehabilitation and recovery depends greatly on the amount of damage that occurs to the brain. New findings in stroke research indicate early intervention is critical for preventing further brain injury and promoting long term recovery. Stroke survivors who are looking for an alternative therapy approach to improve recovery from stroke, now have a new way to fight the lasting effects of stroke and the challenges it presents to everyday living. Performance Research Sciences founder Dr. Sean Southland has developed a cutting-edge, non-invasive, drug-free solution for optimizing brain and nervous system function. The introduction of the Advanced Simulation Therapy (AST) Matrix is the most important neurobiological discovery in neurological health history and it presents profound possibilities for recovery from stroke. The on-site NeurOptimization Training Center offers state of the art neuroscience technology using breakthrough Proprietary Protocols and Systems Integration of neurobiological and physiological training regimens only available at Performance Research Sciences optimization center. Dr. Southland has developed a unique, Integrative NeurOptimization Training Approach which enables individuals to learn to produce efficient brainwave frequency patterns resulting in physical or psychological symptom reduction, speeding up recovery time and improving the rehabilitation process while optimizing that individual’s performance. AST is years ahead of traditional allopathic medicine, incorporating clinical qEEG to assess cognitive metrics, providing key neurofitness analyses, which can be fused with proprietary protocols allowing for remediation of dysregulated or damaged areas of the brain. Clinical studies with stroke survivors at Performance Research Sciences have produced efficacious results using the AST Matrix, improving neuromuscular function, increasing autonomic nervous system response and neural plasticity while promoting adult neurogenesis. The AST Matrix may help mitigate symptoms of several neurological disorders associated with brain injury, such as stroke and act as a catalyst to drive neurological recovery, improving the lives of millions of people. Performance Research Sciences is devoted to unfolding the most powerful and dynamic piece of human existence, the brain.


News Article | February 22, 2017
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WAKEFIELD, MA and MAIDENHEAD, UK (February 22, 2017) - SDL (LSE:SDL) is pleased to announce that it has pledged support to help humanitarian translations reach more people around the world by continuing gold sponsorship of Translators without Borders. Translators without Borders (TWB) strives to provide people access to vital, often life-saving, information in their own language by connecting non-profit organizations with a community of professional translators; building local language translation capacity; and raising awareness of language barriers. Since 2011, TWB has translated over 40 million words in over 190 language pairs in the areas of crisis relief, health and education. The organization has responded to urgent crises by using its Words of Relief model, working with partners, to provide vital information in the appropriate languages to those affected by the European refugee crisis, the Ebola crisis and the Nepal earthquake. Words of Relief ensures better communications with communities when crisis response aid workers and affected populations do not speak the same language. The financial support provided by sponsors is critical to sustaining and growing the organization. "In the course of our work, we've become aware of a huge need, which is for people in poor countries to be able to access global knowledge in their own language," explains Aimee Ansari, Executive Director of Translators without Borders. “According to UNICEF, more people die from lack of knowledge than from diseases. People in poor countries are simply unable to access global knowledge in a language they understand. Mobile technology may be bringing more people information, but we still need to bridge the ‘language last mile.’ Translators without Borders is delivering this much needed help through a myriad of tools and programs so that more people will be able to access the knowledge they need in a language they understand." Alastair Gordon, Chairman of the SDL Foundation, said: “Facilitating understanding is the core mission of SDL and we are proud to continue to sponsor Translators without Borders which has made such enormous strides in this area. Access to information in the right language can make all the difference during times of crisis.” Aimee Ansari adds: “We are incredibly grateful to SDL for this assistance, which is critical to enable us, in turn, to support more humanitarian work around the globe.” SDL is proud to continue supporting Translators without Borders in this work. About Translators without Borders Translators without Borders envisions a world where knowledge knows no language barriers. The US-based non-profit provides people access to vital knowledge in their language by partnering with humanitarian organizations. Originally founded in 1993 in France as Traducteurs sans Frontières (now its sister organization), Translators without Borders translates more than five million words per year. In 2012, the organization established a Healthcare Translator Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information and to volunteer or donate, please visit the TWB website or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. About SDL SDL (LSE:SDL) is the global innovator in language translation technology, services and content management. Over the past 25 years we’ve delivered transformative business results by enabling powerfully nuanced digital experiences with customers around the world. Are you in the know? Find out why 79 out of the top 100 global brands work with us at SDL.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


News Article | February 22, 2017
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WAKEFIELD, Mass. & MAIDENHEAD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SDL (LSE:SDL) is pleased to announce that it has pledged support to help humanitarian translations reach more people around the world by continuing gold sponsorship of Translators without Borders. Translators without Borders (TWB) strives to provide people access to vital, often life-saving, information in their own language by connecting non-profit organizations with a community of professional translators; building local language translation capacity; and raising awareness of language barriers. Since 2011, TWB has translated over 40 million words in over 190 language pairs in the areas of crisis relief, health and education. The organization has responded to urgent crises by using its Words of Relief model, working with partners, to provide vital information in the appropriate languages to those affected by the European refugee crisis, the Ebola crisis and the Nepal earthquake. Words of Relief ensures better communications with communities when crisis response aid workers and affected populations do not speak the same language. The financial support provided by sponsors is critical to sustaining and growing the organization. "In the course of our work, we've become aware of a huge need, which is for people in poor countries to be able to access global knowledge in their own language," explains Aimee Ansari, Executive Director of Translators without Borders. “According to UNICEF, more people die from lack of knowledge than from diseases. People in poor countries are simply unable to access global knowledge in a language they understand. Mobile technology may be bringing more people information, but we still need to bridge the ‘language last mile.’ Translators without Borders is delivering this much needed help through a myriad of tools and programs so that more people will be able to access the knowledge they need in a language they understand." Alastair Gordon, Chairman of the SDL Foundation, said: “Facilitating understanding is the core mission of SDL and we are proud to continue to sponsor Translators without Borders which has made such enormous strides in this area. Access to information in the right language can make all the difference during times of crisis.” Aimee Ansari adds: “We are incredibly grateful to SDL for this assistance, which is critical to enable us, in turn, to support more humanitarian work around the globe.” SDL is proud to continue supporting Translators without Borders in this work. About Translators without Borders Translators without Borders envisions a world where knowledge knows no language barriers. The US-based non-profit provides people access to vital knowledge in their language by partnering with humanitarian organizations. Originally founded in 1993 in France as Traducteurs sans Frontières (now its sister organization), Translators without Borders translates more than five million words per year. In 2012, the organization established a Healthcare Translator Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information and to volunteer or donate, please visit the TWB website or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. About SDL SDL (LSE:SDL) is the global innovator in language translation technology, services and content management. Over the past 25 years we’ve delivered transformative business results by enabling powerfully nuanced digital experiences with customers around the world. Are you in the know? Find out why 79 out of the top 100 global brands work with us at SDL.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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The University of Oklahoma has a legendary football program, and now the school is reaching out to an iconic sports brand. The Sooners have ordered two brand new synthetic turf fields from AstroTurf®, the industry pioneers. Installation of the two playing surfaces, an indoor and an outdoor practice field, are slated for the spring. One of the fields will go in to the Everest Training Center, a 74,000 square foot indoor training facility. The new AstroTurf surface will cover a full-size field that is replete with simulated stadium lighting, a scoreboard with play clocks, and a 65-foot high ceiling. The other installation will be at the Bud Wilkinson Practice Facility, which consists of two natural grass fields and one artificial surface. Mid-America Sports Construction, a Certified AstroTurf Distributor, will handle installation of the synthetic turf systems. “The University of Oklahoma has a proud tradition of excellence, and so do we,” said Troy Squires, President of AstroTurf. “We are thrilled that the school selected AstroTurf for these two fields, and we expect our next generation surfaces to provide the performance an institution like OU demands." Both of these artificial surfaces will feature AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Blend product, a premium synthetic turf system. For long-lasting aesthetics, RootZone 3D3 Blend uses the High Micron monofilament fiber, whose specialized thickness helps it to resist wear and tear and stand upright over time. For durability, AstroTurf adds in slit film polyethylene fibers. The system also features AstroTurf’s RootZone® technology, a proprietary infill stabilization system invented, patented and improved upon by AstroTurf. This sub-layer of texturized fibers holds the infill in place, preventing compaction, splash, and migration. The result is a clean, consistent playing surface, which has garnered rave reviews for its performance, durability and safety. OU Football has been a national powerhouse for decades, and last season was no exception. The Sooners went 9-0 in the Big 12 to win their second straight conference title and beat Auburn soundly in the Sugar Bowl. They’ll ride a 10-game winning streak and Heisman Trophy finalist Baker Mayfield’s hot arm into their 2017 season opener against UTEP on September 2 in Norman. About AstroTurf® For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s newly redesigned website at http://www.astroturf.com.


News Article | February 23, 2017
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Koorsen Fire & Security was recognized with the Award for Excellence by the State of Indiana for the Koorsen Life Safety Technical Program, a program that trains high school seniors in fire protection and security systems. Indianapolis, IN, February 23, 2017 --( The Koorsen Life Safety Technical Program empowers Warren Central High School’s Walker Career Center students who are enrolled in electrical, building and/or IT programs, to become skilled and trained in life safety and eligible for reliable and lucrative jobs upon graduation. In its inaugural year during the 2015-2016 school year, ten students participated in the program. Seven of the students completed the program and were offered paid summer internships at Koorsen Fire & Security. Upon completion of the internships, all seven were offered full-time jobs. The Walker Career Center and Koorsen hope to build upon this success in its second year, which is going on now. Developed by Corporate Manager Systems Service Tom Zornes, the Koorsen Life Safety Technical Program is an ideal example of how education and business can and should work together to provide students with an excellent technical education that realistically aligns career paths with work-based experiences, leading to full-time employment after graduation. Students enrolled in the program are not only exposed to classroom experience led by industry professionals, they also receive hands-on training at the nationally-acclaimed Koorsen Training Center. Students who successfully complete the program receive fire alarm and fire sprinkler certification, along with 6 Honeywell certifications in security. Upon graduation, all successful students are eligible for a paid internship and the potential of a full-time job at Koorsen after the internship. Koorsen Fire & Security benefits from this program by acquiring young, skilled employees who are already Koorsen-trained and who are already invested in a long-term career at a Koorsen location. The State of Indiana benefits through a stronger, more technically skilled workforce. The Walker Career Center benefits by continuing to uphold its reputation for offering technical programs that offer excellence in education. Unique and innovative are two adjectives that describe the Koorsen Life Safety Technical program in its totality. The Walker Career Center was the first career center to pilot this program with Koorsen in 2015-2016. In its inaugural year, the program was so successful that Koorsen now plans to expand the program to other technical school programs in Central Indiana. Koorsen is also working to expand this program to Indiana colleges and universities. Koorsen Fire & Security was founded in 1946 and is a third-generation, family owned business. With more than 27 locations in five states and over 900 associates, Koorsen has become one of the largest and most respected fire and security companies in the United States. Koorsen Fire & Security is well-known for having the best training in the industry, and is insured and certified to design, install, program, service and repair virtually all fire and security products for all business. Indianapolis, IN, February 23, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Koorsen Fire & Security was honored to be recognized by the State of Indiana for their Koorsen Life Safety Technical Program, a program that trains high school seniors in fire protection and security systems. In partnership with the Walker Career Center, the Koorsen program received the Indiana Career & Technical Education Award for Excellence.The Koorsen Life Safety Technical Program empowers Warren Central High School’s Walker Career Center students who are enrolled in electrical, building and/or IT programs, to become skilled and trained in life safety and eligible for reliable and lucrative jobs upon graduation.In its inaugural year during the 2015-2016 school year, ten students participated in the program. Seven of the students completed the program and were offered paid summer internships at Koorsen Fire & Security. Upon completion of the internships, all seven were offered full-time jobs. The Walker Career Center and Koorsen hope to build upon this success in its second year, which is going on now.Developed by Corporate Manager Systems Service Tom Zornes, the Koorsen Life Safety Technical Program is an ideal example of how education and business can and should work together to provide students with an excellent technical education that realistically aligns career paths with work-based experiences, leading to full-time employment after graduation.Students enrolled in the program are not only exposed to classroom experience led by industry professionals, they also receive hands-on training at the nationally-acclaimed Koorsen Training Center. Students who successfully complete the program receive fire alarm and fire sprinkler certification, along with 6 Honeywell certifications in security. Upon graduation, all successful students are eligible for a paid internship and the potential of a full-time job at Koorsen after the internship.Koorsen Fire & Security benefits from this program by acquiring young, skilled employees who are already Koorsen-trained and who are already invested in a long-term career at a Koorsen location. The State of Indiana benefits through a stronger, more technically skilled workforce. The Walker Career Center benefits by continuing to uphold its reputation for offering technical programs that offer excellence in education.Unique and innovative are two adjectives that describe the Koorsen Life Safety Technical program in its totality. The Walker Career Center was the first career center to pilot this program with Koorsen in 2015-2016. In its inaugural year, the program was so successful that Koorsen now plans to expand the program to other technical school programs in Central Indiana. Koorsen is also working to expand this program to Indiana colleges and universities.Koorsen Fire & Security was founded in 1946 and is a third-generation, family owned business. With more than 27 locations in five states and over 900 associates, Koorsen has become one of the largest and most respected fire and security companies in the United States. Koorsen Fire & Security is well-known for having the best training in the industry, and is insured and certified to design, install, program, service and repair virtually all fire and security products for all business. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Koorsen Fire & Security

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