Cultivating Internal Talent: AUC Security Guards Undergo Specialized Training for Technical Skills, Personal Development

Security guards attend a class led by the School of Continuing Education
AUC's Security guards undergo training at School of Continuing Education
AUC's Security guards undergo training at School of Continuing Education

Almost one year ago, 44 of AUC’s security guards began their journey in a sponsored, personalized training program aimed at advancing their skill sets across multiple areas — including IT, English language and personal development.

This collaborative program, initiated by AUC’s Security Office, will help the University to upskill 100 members of its security personnel through nonacademic scholarships, with classes delivered by AUC’s School of Continuing Education. 

“This program is important because it will further equip the guards to perform professionally and impactfully in their positions,” said Doaa Salem, director of SCE’s Programs and Partnerships Department.

"SCE is honored to implement this program in partnership with our colleagues at AUC Security,” said SCE Dean James Ketterer. “We are one university, one community and every day we all benefit from the safety and services provided by this extraordinary team.”

Participants undergo four modules throughout the program — Technical Development, Foundational English Language, Information and Communication Technology and Personal Development. 

“The program design was challenging yet unique,” reported Rafik Habib, director of Applied Studies at SCE, explaining that it involved “integrating the soft and personal skills from one side and the advanced technical skills from the other into one comprehensive program.” 

“SCE is pleased to offer valuable professional development and skills training opportunities for security personnel across the University,” Ketterer said, adding, “We look forward to exploring additional ways in which SCE can support all members of the AUC community."

Hear what program participants have to say so far: