PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia – January 30, 2012 – One of the top accredited online colleges, Ashworth College (www.ashworthcollege.edu) has been recognized by the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) as an Associate Training Facility and for the online school's dedication to the training of locksmiths and security professionals. Ashworth offers accredited security services and locksmithing training courses.
"Schools such as Ashworth are important to the future of our industry as they supply training that compliments and enhances ALOA's own educational offerings, which leads to a more educated, better prepared work force in a profession that provides safety and security to the public," said Jim Hancock ALOA Education and Certification Manager.
Ashworth College is known for being a leading accredited college and for more than 25 years, the online school has helped students get career training through an extensive range of college degree, certificate, and career diploma options. Ashworth's Security Services program consists of 13 lessons. The locksmithing course is 18 lessons. Either can be completed in as little as six months.
"To be recognized by an important trade organization like ALOA validates the efforts we place in developing practical, career-relevant programs that are affordable on almost any budget," said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College's Chief Academic Officer.
Dr. Gargiulo went on to cite U.S. Department of Labor statistics that projects considerable employment opportunities for trained locksmiths. "… as much as 22% growth by 2020. Students graduating from an Ashworth College locksmithing training course or security services program will have the knowledge and confidence to pursue a rewarding career."
The Associated Locksmiths of America Inc. (ALOA) is an international professional organization of highly qualified security professionals engaged in consulting, sales, installation and maintenance of locks, keys, safes, premises security, access controls, alarms, and other security related endeavors.
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA. Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. For more information, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu.
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Ashworth College Contact: Allison Brenner