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Peak Pacific Partners with Avion Training in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Hong Kong - August 23, 2017 - Learning and Technology provider, Peak Pacific Limited, has signed a partnership agreement with Avion Training LLC to jointly develop and deliver e-Learning modules related to Human Trafficking Awareness Training, as well as offer blended training workshops and services.

According to the United Nations and the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT), more than 2 million people are victims of human trafficking every year. Globalisation -- the intense flux of people, information and stock -- creates great development opportunities, but also increases risks and chances of transnational organised crime.

Peak Pacific Founder & Group CEO, Kishor Mistry, said: “The aviation industry played a significant role in making globalisation possible. Human traffickers have likewise taken advantage of air travel, which has made it much easier for them to move victims around the world.

“Airport and airline employees need to know how to spot signs of cases of human trafficking. Peak Pacific’s partnership with Avion Training is a very important step toward educating cabin crew members and increasing awareness of human trafficking.”

As part of its partnership, Peak Pacific and Avion Training will launch the first in a series of e-Learning modules on Human Trafficking Awareness at the Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium (APATS) in Singapore on August 29th-30th. “This course will help the cabin crew understand what Human Trafficking is, why and how it happens, and what signs to look for in potential human trafficking situations,” explained Mistry.

Sherry Saehlenou, Principal of Avion Training and member of the Cabin Safety working group of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) added, “Flight crews are skilled observers and can be the frontline against this form of modern-day slavery. With the proper training they can play a critical role in detecting and reporting this injustice.

“The course we developed with Peak Pacific also provides guidelines for cabin crew for recognising and reporting cases of suspected human trafficking incidents. I will also be continuing to stress the need for training in this area with airlines, cabin crew members, and regulatory authorities at the upcoming APATS convention.”

Organised by the Halldale Group, APATS 2017 will be hosted in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands. Saehlenou’s session in the Cabin Crew Conference titled “Eyes Wide Shut: Are We Doing Enough to Combat One of the Most Serious Human Rights Violations in Today's World?” is scheduled at 2:00pm SGT on Tuesday, August 29th.

Delegates at APATS can learn more about the human trafficking awareness e-Learning module, as well as other solutions and services provided by Peak Pacific and Avion Training at booth #519.

About Avion Training LLC
Avion Training LLC is a US-based consulting company, creating industry-leading training that addresses the needs of our clients. Avion Training offers curriculum development and training, specialising in Human Trafficking, cross-cultural communications, Human Factors, and Security. Avion Training’s Principal, Sherry Saehlenou, has been actively involved in aviation for over 39 years, as an international flight attendant/purser with Pan American World Airways and United Airlines. Working with United Airlines she was a major contributor to the implementation of cabin-defence security training programs for flight attendants post 9/11 and critical incident training. After working for the airline industry, Saehlenou was hired as a cabin-crew safety trainer and program developer for The Boeing Company before starting her own consulting company.

About Peak Pacific Limited
Peak Pacific is a global leader in providing Learning consultancy, products, solutions, and professional services for the Aerospace, Financial Services, Healthcare, Transportation, and Logistics industries, among other compliance verticals. With offices in Hong Kong, India, Singapore, UK, Germany, and partners in Europe and the USA, Peak Pacific is able to reach out to customers worldwide and provide a personal service.

Peak Pacific is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with over 30 years of management and solution experience in the aviation learning and development space, consistently delivering high quality Learning products and technology solutions for satisfied customers around the world.

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