Create Training Pathways Using the 9 Box Grid

Create Training Pathways Using the 9 Box Grid

As I write this, it’s approaching the end of the year. Not only does that mean holiday season where I have to play Santa Clause, chef, master wrapper, and entertainer, but I also have to start thinking about employee evaluations....
What Does It Take to Become an NTS Instructor? 

What Does It Take to Become an NTS Instructor? 

The ESA training program has been around for over 36 years and has experienced tremendous growth and recognition since its inception. This would not be possible without one of the program’s most valuable assets – its instructors. NTS Instructor are...
A Lack of Job Safety Training Can Hurt – OUCH!

A Lack of Job Safety Training Can Hurt – OUCH!

Do you think that technicians tend to take job safety procedures, training, and documentation lightly or seriously? I never gave this question much thought until recently when I had a conversation with a long-time ESA member about his experience with...
ESA Fire Certification Offers Smoother Alternative to NICET

ESA Fire Certification Offers Smoother Alternative to NICET

For businesses that design and install fire alarms, making sure that technicians are trained and credentialed entails a significant allocation of resources. Typically, states that require certification approve NICET certifications for fire alarms. The process to obtain NICET certification can...
Trades in High School – the Great Come Back

Trades in High School – the Great Come Back

Recently one of my Dad’s Facebook posts caught my attention as it was titled, “It’s Time to Bring Back Shop Class”. I think it, and others like it, are making the rounds pretty consistently on social media. Turns out this...
ESA Launches Online Security Technician Assessment Exams

ESA Launches Online Security Technician Assessment Exams

ESA’s National Training School has launched a valuable new tool to help employers with one of the biggest challenges faced when hiring new security technicians — gauging practical areas of proficiencies. “Many other professions use skills assessments to verify computer...
Let This Be a Wake-up Call

Let This Be a Wake-up Call

By Gretchen Gordon I started Braveheart Sales Performance in 2009 on the heels of the “Great Recession.” We made our name in the security industry because so many companies were struggling with their teams. They wanted the salespeople to hunt...
ESA’s National Training School Releases 4 New Video CEU Courses

ESA’s National Training School Releases 4 New Video CEU Courses

Continuing education is for everyone — from the lifelong learner to the ambitious success seeker. ESA’s National Training School courses and CEU programs are designed to help electronic security and life safety professionals advance in easily accessible and robust ways....
Don McInnis Named 2020 Instructor of the Year

Don McInnis Named 2020 Instructor of the Year

Last week, during the virtual Leadership Summit, Don McInnis was named the ESA National Training School Instructor of the Year. McInnis began teaching for the ESA National Training School in 1987, and throughout his 33 years of instructing, he has...
Engaged Employees in a World of Distractions

Engaged Employees in a World of Distractions

This week my children start back to school, and I am so glad that they will have something positive to distract them from the scary pandemic world they are surrounded by. However, my husband and I will have another distraction – tutoring our kids in a virtual...

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