Family of Community Career Schools Officially Launches OnWatch™ Training to Help Recognize and Prevent Human Trafficking Across the Country
Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, and Tidewater Tech, a group of 19 schools headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA have officially launched their partnership with OnWatch™.
Written by Nicole Gleaton
In honor of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the organization is rolling out the free, online training created by the Safe House Project and Malouf Foundation to its employees, students, and local communities. The training focuses on survivor experiences and seeks to empower everyday citizens to recognize and report signs of human trafficking.
“Conspiracy theories surrounding human trafficking are prevalent, and it is increasingly difficult to discern what trafficking really looks like, and what can be done to stop it. We are proud to further our support of the Safe House Project by adopting this training. We hope to educate and empower people across the United States, as we serve many communities and career fields through our campuses,” says Executive Vice Present, Dr. Joel English. The organization will encourage its 950+ employees and over 5,000 students to take the training, share it with their friends, family, communities, and social media followers in order to reach as many people as possible throughout the month of January and beyond.
The training is free and open to the public. Please visit https://www.safehouseproject.org/ to learn more and join the fight to help end sex trafficking.
About Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is a network of aviation maintenance schools with campuses coast-to-coast in the United States and headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. AIM students are trained to meet the increasing global demand of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM graduates are eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration exams necessary to obtain their mechanic’s certificate with ratings in both Airframe and Powerplant. AIM’s campuses are in the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, San Francisco Bay, Orlando, and Norfolk. Learn more at www.AviationMaintenance.edu or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AIM.edu.
About Centura College
Centura College has been part of an organization dedicated to helping men and women develop careers since 1969. By training working adults in healthcare, technology, business, and trades, they connect communities with some of the fastest growing career fields in today’s marketplace. The school offers professional facilities, knowledgeable instructors, day or evening classes, job placement assistance and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). To learn more, visit www.CenturaCollege.edu or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/centura.edu.
About Tidewater Tech
Tidewater Tech is a career training school that specializes in trade vocations including Auto Technician, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Building Maintenance and Repair and Welding. The school offers professional facilities, knowledgeable instructors, day or evening classes, job placement assistance, and is accredited by the Commission of the Council of Occupational Education (COE). Tidewater Tech is certified to Operate by SCHEV. Learn more at www.tidewatertechtrades.edu or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TidewaterTech.edu/.
OnWatch™ is a joint venture between the Safe House Project and the Malouf Foundation. Initially launched in 2018 OnWatch™ has trained tens of thousands of people to recognize the signs of trafficking and how to respond when they see something. The new version of the free online community-based training, released in September 2020 provides survivor-informed content that will equip communities to spot, report and prevent trafficking where they live, work and play.
About Safe House Project
Established in 2017, Safe House Project is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit uniting communities across America to end domestic sex trafficking and restore hope, freedom, and a future to every survivor. Safe House Project’s mission is two-fold: increase survivor identification beyond one percent and ensure every survivor has access to safe housing and holistic care by accelerating safe house capacity and development across America. Safe housing and restorative care is critical to ending the cycle of victimization. To learn more about the Safe House Project, visit SafeHouseProject.org.