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G4S Wackenhut Scoops Award for Training and Development

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The ASTD BEST Award recognizes organisations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through employee learning and development.

Dr. Michael Goodboe, G4S Wackenhut’s Chief Learning Officer, said: "We are honoured and humbled by this prestigious award from ASTD. It recognises many years of hard work in developing and presenting high-level training that indeed works, resulting in G4S Wackenhut's reputation of providing the best trained security officers in the industry.”

G4S Wackenhut’s President Drew Levine said: “Training is a key factor in applying our security solutions and servicing our customers. Ensuring our training programmes are the best in the business guarantees that our people - and the security solutions they provide - are unrivalled in the industry.”

Members of G4S Wackenhut’s North America Training Institute (NATI) received the ASTD BEST Award during a reception held in Washington, DC.

Tony Bingham, ASTDs President and CEO, commented:  “The ASTD BEST Award winners set the standard of excellence for exceptional learning practices, and demonstrate that a skilled workforce is vital to achieving results. They use learning as a strategic tool and have the support of senior leaders who champion a learning culture.”

G4S Wackenhut was ranked 34 among the award winners out of 93 organisations in 10 countries that entered the awards. Each organisation had to submit quantitative and qualitative information to ASTD about their learning and development practices and programmes, which were assessed by members of the BEST Awards advisory committee - a group of experts in the learning and development field.

G4S Wackenhut, along with other winning organizations from Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and the United States, are featured in the October 2009 issue of Training + Development (T+D), ASTD’s monthly magazine.

G4S Wackenhut, America’s leading provider of security solutions, is proud to announce it has received an American Society for Training & Development 2009 BEST Award – the only security company to be named on the prestigious list.