During the recent International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE) Spring Conference held on April 21 -22, 2021, the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) awarded 22 LPQ course scholarships to deserving college students. These scholarships will provide the opportunity for the students to graduate college with not only their degree, but also an industry recognized certification in loss prevention and asset protection.
“The International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE) is excited to once again partner with the Loss Prevention Foundation for our virtual 2021 IOBE Spring Conference,” said Kim Hooper, MBA, director of the Student Education Committee for IOBSE. “One of our pillars is to provide education and training to keep students abreast of current trends in security operations and technology. There is no better way to do this than to partner with the Loss Prevention Foundation. This year, twenty-two students nationwide will have the opportunity to become Loss Prevention Qualified. This is an exponential growth compared to our previous years. As an organization, we realize the importance of developing future industry leaders and want to do our part to provide students with education and mentorship to excel in the industry. Our student talent continues to exceed expectations year-over-year, and we are honored to be a part of their development. They are future executives who can take the industry to the next level with their passion, skills, and ideas. We look forward to continued partnerships with LPF and can’t wait to celebrate in the successes of our students!”
The International Organization of Black Security Executives was founded in 1982 by Black Security Executives concerned about the relatively small number of minority professionals, and the role black security professionals could have in helping young people.
Tyson Robertson, LPC, chair of the Loss Prevention Foundation Advisory Council commented, “I am both very excited and honored to support the partnership between LPF and IOBSE and look forward to celebrating the success stories I am certain these young professionals will achieve in pursuit of their ambitions.”