SCIOTA, Pa., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AmeriWorks Financial Services, Inc. (Pink Sheets: AWKS) announced the launch of a multi-website and mobile device cashier training and certification program. This is a new service introduced by the Company and complements the Company's debt collection services already provided to supermarkets and retail stores. The certification program is called POS University and like any university that consists of multiple schools, the Company's consists of an online testing and certification site; a secondary course material website; a mobile website for students who want the freedom to learn the course material using a smartphone or iPad; a downloadable eBook version of the course; and an Amazon Kindle version of the course. Facebook, Twitter and two additional website properties are also provided as additional education and job resources for those seeking employment as a cashier.
The certification website http://www.pos-university.com is designed for individuals of all ages who are trying to find attractive ways to enhance their resumes in the current competitive job hunting climate. It is also expected that retail store owners and supermarkets will use it to prescreen employees before they are hired, or as a means to qualify current employees for promotions. Individual cashier job seekers can register as a student for $39.95, whereas employers can purchase discounted bulk student licenses and distribute them as needed.
The certification process consists of 10 lessons, 10 quizzes and a final exam. The student must pass the quizzes and final exam with a weighted average score of 80% or better. Each student receives a printable certificate if and when they pass the testing. Some of the basic course topics include customer service; customer retention techniques; handling of cash and credit cards; and how to handle crisis situations. Lessons on counterfeit money and check fraud are also included in the study material to help prevent those problems at the point of sale, making this certification even more valuable than simple customer service or equipment training.
"The course is very thorough," stated Jeffrey Augen, Executive Vice President of the Company. "We have worked on this for two years and we believe POS University will become the standard training site for point of sale personnel. We've even included lessons for the student to learn about the latest technologies including Groupon, Foursquare Offers and QR Codes. New lessons will be added as digital coupons change customer expectations at the point of sale."
"Cashiers are an important part of the retail industry and serve as store ambassadors for each customer entering and leaving the store," Mr. Louis Perosi, Jr., the President of the Company explained. "This is why we've focused so much on training that explains the importance of the cashier's job and how they can provide an unexpected level of customer service and create customer retention."
The cashier certification is $39.95. An individual has four ways to pay for the certification. They can sign up as a student directly on http://www.pos-university.com, or they can purchase the eBook home study course available from Amazon.com for the Kindle, or they can go to http://www.cashiertraining.biz and purchase a downloadable and printable version of the course, and finally a student can sign up for mobile access to the course material. The mobile course material is readable from any smart device including a BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad and anything running Google's Android OS.
Specific signup directions can be found on the http://www.cashiertraining.biz website. The course material and the website explain in detail all the available cashier job and training resources that support POS University. Live tech support is provided for all students.
About AmeriWorks Financial Services: This is the first new product announcement since AWKS acquired the assets and operations of American DebtWorks, Inc., a private Pennsylvania Company, in December 2010. Financial products developed by AWKS are all supporting the core business of debt collections, and merchant clients using the collection services. The company is headquartered in Sciota, PA and the current business programs to be launched this year have been under development since 2004.
Investor relations inquiries should be made to the corporate offices of the Company at 570-801-7800 or 888-282-2802. Technical support inquiries should be directed to 657-444-POSU.
P.O. Box 187
Sciota, PA 18354
Matthew Perosi – President Psi Prime, Inc.
Attn: Louis Perosi, Jr.
Member Board of Directors - AWKS
1-570-801-7800 or 1–888-282-2802
SOURCE AmeriWorks Financial Services, Inc.