I.O.B.S.E.’s Student Education Committee members drive our campus partnership initiative. A member of the committee is assigned as the Liaison for one or more universities/colleges. Committee members are experienced men and women currently working within the security industry. These executives lead and influence critical business decisions within their organization every day, including hiring decisions.
As a Student Education Committee Member, they will serve as the Liaison and lead facilitator for their assigned schools. They will partner with the campus Professors and Career Services faculty and staff members to plan opportunities to speak in classrooms, career fairs, student organization forums, facilitate career preparation seminars, etc. Our primary focus is on junior and senior level students who have disciplines in the Criminal Justice and Sociology fields and will join the workforce soon. Our objective is to help identify career opportunities through education, networking, and mentoring. Also, to build awareness on the vast opportunities within the security industry and help jumpstart career success, the on-campus career preparation seminar will be open to all student disciplines.
As a sponsored student, you may qualify to apply for one of our $1000.00 Scholarship monies that will be applied directly to your college tuition. Interested and eligible students are asked to submit a 500-word essay describing how their interest in security, leadership, and community involvement would be the best candidate to receive the scholarship.
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is an international leader in educating and certifying retail loss prevention and asset protection professionals. LPF’s mission is to advance the retail loss prevention and asset protection profession by providing relevant, convenient and challenging educational resources. LPF will offer Loss Prevention Qualified Certification (LPQ) courses and exams.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers Certificate of Completion (IFPO) provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential. IFPO will award 5 certificate courses to students. The Initial Security Officer course provides online training to help improve the knowledge and performance of private security officers part of an initial training program. The training is designed to assist security agencies, and officers, to meet many of the published private security officer training guideline recommendations.