Security Industry Association Launches SIAcademy Learning Management System
SIA members can access ‘living library’ of training and professional development content on demand from their devices.
SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has launched SIAcademy, a new learning management system that’s part of its efforts to “advance industry professionalism through premier education and training,” according to the association announcement.
SIAcademy is “a living library of on-demand training and professional development programs designed to enhance security professionals’ industry knowledge, technical skills and overall job performance,” the SIA announcement says.
The new learning management system offers “a modern, simple and centralized place to access role-based training, certification prep materials and other relevant educational content anytime, anywhere and on any device,” according to the association announcement.
“The launch of the SIAcademy learning management system and course catalog is a milestone within SIA and for the security industry,” says Dr. Elli Reges, SIA’s director of learning and development, in the announcement.
“This robust new platform offers dynamic learning tools to help learners and employers harness and unleash individual performance potential through customizable learning pathways and strategic investments in human capital, and it offers immense growth opportunity for those who prioritize their own professional development,” he says.
Why SIA is Launching SIAcademy
SIAcademy, powered by the cloud, delivers on-demand e-learning offerings and live online courses. Features of the new system include:
- Easy accessibility and a mobile-friendly interface
- Interactive engagement tools and gamification
- Continuing education credits
When accessing SIAcademy, you can find content such as:
- SIA’s Security Project Management (SPM) training
- SIA’s Security Cornerstones series, designed for new employee onboarding
- A microlearning series created to propel young professionals’ knowledge and growth
- A training course on the federal grants life cycle and security-related grant programs
- On-demand SIAcademy LIVE! courses on video security, access control, sales and more
- Materials and guidelines to help you prepare for the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC) exam
“I think learners will be very pleased with the new capabilities of SIAcademy,” says DeAndre Thornton, SIA’s manager of learning and development, in the association announcement. “It allows us to facilitate more engagement through discussion boards and other features and reinforce key learning objectives with interactive gamification tools.”
Through SIAcademy’s microsite capability, which SIA plans to make available in the near future, SIA member companies will be able to create their own customizable microsites, on which they can build their own content and license content from SIA’s LMS to develop learning plans for their teams, partners and/or clients.
If you are interested in learning more about this offering, contact Elli Reges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIA’s new Security Systems Technician (SST) Apprenticeship Program, using the SIAcademy microsite capability, will “provide participating employers with access to more than 100 hours of curated e-learning content,” the association announcement says.
SIA members are invited to contribute educational course content that is product-agnostic and vendor-neutral to support apprentice knowledge and skill development in designated competency areas.
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