Canton, Mass. - June 24, 2016 - Eleven individuals from eight different Pro-Link member companies earned the Accredited Certification Trainer (ACT) designation on June 15 at a training workshop held at ISSA headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois.
They are now qualified to teach advanced Cleaning Industry Training Standard (CITS) courses for frontline cleaning staff. The training was conducted by ISSA and sponsored by Pro-Link for its members.
“We are excited that our members are so enthusiastic about giving cleaning professionals the skills and knowledge they need to be safer, more effective, and more satisfied in their jobs,” said Brian Slack, president and CEO of Pro-Link. “We, along with our members, are committed to being leaders in the training of cleaning staff across the country, and we value the independent, third party certification that ISSA provides through its CITS program.”
This workshop is the latest step Pro-Link has taken to better educate cleaning staff. In all, 26 people from 18 Pro-Link member companies have earned the ACT designation so they can teach CITS courses. Additionally, Pro-Link developed seven advanced CITS courses leading to CITS Masters certification for frontline cleaning professionals. These courses are available to all Pro-Link members to offer online or teach in a classroom setting if they are ACT certified. For Pro-Link members that do not have an ACT certified trainer on staff, Pro-Link’s director of business development, Michael Kauffman, a 26-year veteran of the jan-san industry, is available to teach classes.
“We have devoted substantial resources to creating our CITS courses and getting people trained to teach CITS because we believe the program can have a significant impact in the world. Better educated cleaning staff will lead to cleaner, healthier, happier environments, which can lead to a more productive society as a whole and brighten the days of individuals,” said Slack.
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