Lakewood University to be Approved for Federal Financial Aid to Further Support its Distance Learning Programs

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO, US, August 5, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lakewood University to be Approved for Federal Financial Aid – Specifically Pell Grants – to Further Support its Distance Learning Programs

The university has been a leader in distance education for the past 16 years.

Cleveland Heights, OH – Lakewood University is excited to announce it is due to be approved for Pell Grants, and other federal financial aid, to help further expand its renowned distance learning programs.

Lakewood University is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides worldwide distance education for business, medical, and legal professions. The university provides quality online programs that are both rigorous and able to be earned in a short period of time.

Over the past few years, Lakewood has seen tremendous growth – a result of the unparalleled dedication to student success by its renowned staff and leadership team. In today’s news, Lakewood University is announcing further growth with its approval to receive federal financial aid. This financial aid, specifically in the form of Pell Grants, is specifically provided to help the university further expand its renowned distance learning education.

“Many students are unable/unwilling to return to their brick and mortar college campuses this year, due to COVID-19,” says CEO and founder of Lakewood University, Tanya Haggins. “Lakewood is a great option for students because we have been experts in distance education for 16 years, versus many of the colleges that hastily put their classes online as a result of the pandemic.”

“Our process is a well thought-out and carefully planned distance learning method, whereas the latter is crisis education, which omits important parts of adult learning theories and quality engagement,” Haggins continues. “We are extremely grateful to receive this federal funding, as the majority of our students are now able to graduate debt-free due to the unique structuring of various finance options.”

For more information about Lakewood University, or to register, please visit https://lakewood.edu/.

About Lakewood University

Lakewood University is a 100% accredited online college offering MBA, Bachelor’s, and Associate degrees, as well as certified programs in the medical, information technology, business, and legal fields.

Lakewood University’s mission is to improve the quality of life of its students by providing excellent, affordable, and in-demand educational programs using various distance learning methods.

The university enrolls students year-round, enabling them to immediately begin their program of choice at a time that is right for them. Hundreds of students across the world have enrolled in Lakewood’s globally recognized programs.

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Tanya Haggins
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Tanya.haggins@lakewood.edu
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Lakewood University Announces HR Changes, with Anthony Nathal Promoted to President and Tanya Haggins as CEO and Founder

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO, USA, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lakewood University Announces Exciting HR Changes, with Anthony Nathal Promoted to University President and Tanya Haggins Recognized as CEO and Founder

The changes reflect the university’s consistent and impressive growth.

Cleveland Heights, OH – Popular U.S. post-secondary institution, Lakewood University, is pleased to announce two exciting changes to its high-ranking leadership positions: Anthony Nathal has been promoted to University President, with Tanya Haggins being recognized as the university’s CEO and founder.
Lakewood University is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides worldwide distance education for business, medical, and legal professions. The university provides quality online programs that are both rigorous and able to be earned in a short period of time.

As University President, Anthony Nathal brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the leadership team, having worked as a licensed mental health practitioner and with veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness. Following his practice, Anthony began his professional journey at Lakewood University, serving as teacher, program developer, and Vice President of Operations.

“I am incredibly humbled to accept such a prestigious role within the Lakewood University family,” says Anthony. “This position provides me with the opportunity to work with such an amazing team of professionals and students, and I am eager to continue developing my relationship with each of them.”
As CEO and Founder, Tanya Haggins will oversee the university’s entire operations – a role in which she will continue to positively impact the lives of Lakewood’s students, families, and staff. Tanya brings to the table over 22 years of experience at Lakewood University and is an LL.M. graduate of the world-renowned program at Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Miami, School of Law – just to name a few.

“With Anthony acting as University President, I am confident we will continue to deliver world-class programs to our students with compassion and kindness,” states Tanya. “I look forward to an exciting future for our educational family and our continued growth.”
For more information about Lakewood University, or to register, please visit https://lakewood.edu/.

About Lakewood University

Lakewood University is a 100% online, accredited university offering certificate, diploma, undergraduate and graduate programs in the medical, information technology, business, and legal fields.
Lakewood University’s mission is to improve the quality of life of its students by providing excellent, affordable, and in-demand educational programs using various distance learning methods.

The university enrolls students year-round, enabling them to immediately begin their program of choice at a time that is right for them. Thousands of students across the world have enrolled in Lakewood’s globally recognized programs.

Contact Information

Tanya Haggins
1-800-517-0857 x 714
Tanya.haggins@lakewood.edu
https://lakewood.edu/

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Lakewood University
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BOOST HAPPINESS WHILST STAYING AT HOME

Boost your Happiness with this series of interactive The Way to Happiness lessons to learn the 21 precepts and bring true happiness to you and others you know.

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay is eager to provide a boost of happiness to citizens with the Way to Happiness e-Course, available on their website thewaytohappiness.org, aiming to foster brotherhood between all residents of Pinellas County and decrease crime.

It is not a mystery that prevention of juvenile delinquency starts at home. According to the latest report from youth.gov, a study of more than 400 incarcerated ninth-graders found that, in the year prior to incarceration, these students had barely attended school half the time and were failing most of their classes.1

As the Founder of the nonprofit organization She Helps to Empower (S.H.E.) Ms. Tranette Engram says, “S.H.E. programs involve youth in conflict resolution, problem-solving, and decision-making processes that affect their lives and communities. How do youth learn to act in ways consistent with values, societal norms, and moral principles? Using The Way to Happiness 21 Precepts is an approach to youth development on building self-awareness, relationships between youth and their family, community, school, peers, authority and society. I have seen changes in the students I mentor and will continue to use The Way to Happiness in our mentor programs.”

Starting at home, a tool parents can use with their children is the free Way to Happiness e-Course. With a series of interactive lessons designed to teach the 21 precepts contained in the book, these lessons can bring true happiness to oneself and others one knows. Register for the course at thewaytohappiness.org/course/

As the author of The Way to Happiness book, Mr. L. Ron Hubbard stated, “Without too much trouble, using this book, you can help them survive and lead happier lives. While no one can guarantee that anyone else can be happy, their chances of survival and happiness can be improved. And with theirs, yours will be. It is in your power to point the way to a less dangerous and happier life.”

The Way to Happiness is one of six humanitarian programs sponsored by the Church of Scientology (www.scientology.org).

For more information about TWTH Association Tampa Bay activities and programs or to get involved, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/TWTHTampaBay/ or call The Way to Happiness Center at: (727) 467-6961.

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The Way to Happiness book was written and published by L. Ron Hubbard in 1981 as a nonreligious, common-sense guide to better living. Its purpose is to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to humankind. It is available in 112 languages, with some 115 million copies distributed in 186 nations. The campaign to distribute the book has been embraced by more than 257,000 groups and individuals and millions around the world have received the materials free of charge thanks to the continued sponsorship of the Church of Scientology. The Way to Happiness holds the Guinness World Record as the single most-translated nonreligious book and fills the moral vacuum in an increasingly materialistic society.

1. youth.gov/youth-topics/juvenile-justice/youth-involved-juvenile-justice-system

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Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, Global March Against Child Labour 1998 Demand, ILO Con182, Universally Ratified

Global March Against Child Labor 1998

Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi Statement on the Universal Ratification of ILO Convention 182

Every ILO Member Country Commits to Ending the Worst Forms of Child Labour

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On 04 August 2020, in a historic move, Tonga, an archipelago of more than 170 islands in the South Pacific, ratified the International Labour Organisation's Convention (ILO) 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour. Tonga's ratification makes Convention 182 the only universally ratified convention in ILO's history.

Convention 182 is the result of steady and sustained international advocacy by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi who founded the Global March Against Child Labour in 1998 that brought together more than 7 million people to call for this convention and the end to child labour. The physical march traversed more than 80,000 kms, covering Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America and Europe, uniting people across 103 countries with the slogan “Down down, Child Labour. We want education!” Mr. Satyarthi mobilised more than 2000 institutional partners who contributed to the success of the march.

The march was spearheaded by former child labourers who, at the 86th International Labour Conference in Geneva, called for the adoption of a strong international law against the worst forms of child labour. The success of the march resulted in the unanimous adoption of the convention in June 1999, the first step in the process of ratification. It was first ratified by Seychelles in September 1999 and today, after more than 22 years, Tonga is the 187th member State and the last to ratify it.

The ratification holds great significance as it reflects member states' commitment to end child labour. Each ratifying country is now bound under international law to align its national policies and practices to the requirements of the convention, along with reporting regularly to the ILO regarding its application.

Since the adoption of the convention, the Global March Against Child Labour and Kailash Satyarthi, have been advocating for its universal ratification through numerous dialogues at world platforms with global leaders, country governments and their heads of state, supporting civil society in Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well as promoting the voices and participation of former child labourers at the local and global level.

Mr. Satyarthi has time and again emphasised the need for accountability and efficient implementation of Convention 182, by strengthening national administrative systems, allocating optimum budgets to national laws and policies prioritising children and their wellbeing. His tireless blend of activism, dialogue and deep compassion led the ILO to declare June 12th as the ‘World Day Against Child Labour.’

On this momentous occasion, Mr. Satyarthi congratulates the people and governments of the 187 countries, especially Tonga and the ILO. In these uncertain times of COVID-19, he reminds us that, “Today marks the victory of the millions of children and activists who marched across 103 countries and 80,000 kms as part of the Global March against Child Labour. In 1998, as thousands of survivors and young people joined me to the lead the largest every mobilisation against child labour in the world, my children De Lucia, Kokhan, Govind, Sokuntia, and Joanna stood on the dais of the 86th Session of the International Labour Conference and demanded the international law whose universal ratification we celebrate today. Today’s celebration is dedicated in gratitude to each one of them, and is grounded in their legacy of freedom. I take this opportunity to congratulate the people and governments of the 187 countries who have made ILO Convention No.182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour the fastest and only universally ratified ILO convention in history, especially Tonga. I also congratulate the ILO on this historic day.”

For any queries contact:
Paroma Bhattacharya (India), Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation, mobile: +919910940551, email: paroma@satyarthi.org
Anjali Kochar (US), Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation, mobile: +19179692108, email: anjali@satyarthi.org

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“Vote HERE: A film for the people by the people” releases Independent Segments of the entire film on Vimeo

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“Vote HERE” Segments Now on Vimeo

Independent segments from the recently released feature documentary – “Vote HERE: A film for the people by the people” now available on Vimeo.

People can have the luxury of watching the whole film or easy to reference segments. I wanted to make the film as easy and accessible as voting itself should be.”

— Director/Editor Steve Waxman

UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Independent segments from the recently released feature documentary – “Vote HERE: A film for the people by the people” – are now playing on Vimeo. From early on the producers envisioned "Vote HERE" also being offered in categorical segments.

"People can have the luxury of watching the whole film or easy to reference segments. I wanted to make the film as easy and accessible as voting itself should be," shared director/editor, Steve Waxman.

The full-length film covers how our voting rights have wavered throughout U.S. history and pays homage to those who have and are still forging the way for what lays at the heart of our democracy: Easy and Equal Access to one of our most cherished and hard fought for rights – the right to Vote.

Renowned historians, journalists, scholars & legal experts share their insight on subjects including why the Founding Fathers left it to the States to control the voting process; how Congress came up with the system of the Electoral College; and the roughly 75 year fight for Women’s Suffrage. The film’s fourteenth and final segment features the late U.S. Representative, and life-long activist, John Lewis, as he takes you on a journey across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma that fateful day in 1965 which came to be known as “Bloody Sunday’ and led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

Along with the film’s historical revelations are the profiles of present day hard-working activists, nonpartisan & non-profit organizations, and spontaneous interviews with the voters themselves. They all play an important role sharing their insight, inspiration and hope!

You can now watch the full-length "Vote HERE" documentary and all of its Segments on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/voteherefilm

Full List of “Vote HERE” Segments:
Seg 1. Why The States Control Voting
Seg 2. Environmental Voter Project
Seg 3. Electoral College
Seg 4. Voting in the 19th Century
Seg 5. HeadCount
Seg 6. Gerrymandering
Seg 7. Women’s Suffrage
Seg 8. Ranked Choice Voting
Seg 9. Mi Familia Vota
Seg 10. The Progressive Era
Seg 11. Native American Suffrage
Seg 12. Black Suffrage/Voter Disenfranchisement
Seg 13. Joy of Voting
Seg 14. Voting Rights Acts/Credits (Hyperlink)

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DA VINCI EDUCATION TO OFFER 3D COURSES FOR NYS STUDENTS

Da Vinci to Provide In-Person Learning Opportunities for Students Experiencing Reduced Hands-On Learning with School Districts

SAINT JAMES, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The comprehensive experience in learning processes and brain-based research enhances Da Vinci’s ability to offer multi-sensory technology solutions for its students. It is a priority for Da Vinci to provide in-person learning opportunities for students who may be experiencing reduced hands-on learning with their school districts. The technology and learning team at Da Vinci Research and Education is excited to announce two new course offerings: Introduction to 3D Modeling and Introduction to 3D Printing. Each course is a part of a three week series and will be an hour per session.

“Coming from an engineering background, I believe it is imperative that all students have the opportunity to explore STEAM topics in order to foster an innovative mindset,” says Christina Maragioglio, Director of Technology and Learning at Da Vinci. “By offering these courses, our hope is that students apply these acquired skills to their own inventions and continue the learning process on their own terms.”

The Introduction to 3D Modeling course series has been created for students who would like to learn more about creating objects on the computer. During the course, students will learn how 3D modeling is applied in the real world and how to use it to manipulate shapes to create their own one of a kind creations. The Introduction to 3D Printing course series has been created for students who would like to learn more about the emerging technology. During the course, students will learn how 3D printers work and how they are used to create remarkable objects, even houses! Additionally, students will each take home a 3D printed item and will be able to witness a 3D printer in action at the center.
“We recognize that in the current environment it is challenging for schools to offer the typical hands on experiences that students are used to and thrive on,” says Kerry Leo, CEO and Founder of Da Vinci. “We are digging deep into our resources to provide engaging and enriching learning opportunities to supplement and bolster the education that their home districts are providing.”

Do not wait to register your child for either course series as to ensure that each student is in a safe and individualized learning environment, all classes are limited to five students per session. The safety of the staff, students, parents and all clients is a top priority at Da Vinci Education. All CDC guidelines will be strictly implemented for the foreseeable future as we support school districts in transitioning back to business as usual in the coming months. For more information, to schedule an appointment, or to apply for a position at Da Vinci, visit their website www.davincicenter.net or contact kleo@davincicenter.net with any questions or concerns.

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About Da Vinci Education and Research
The Long Island based professionals at Da Vinci Education and Research are dedicated to bringing diagnostic and prescriptive strategies to students, parents and school districts to help them support learning needs and maximize their unique academic potential. We pledge to identify and acknowledge the gold standard in education by gathering the latest in top quality, research-based and proven methodologies.

Working with the Committee of Special Education, we make practical and proven recommendations so each team can find the best solution for every child. Our process acknowledges that every individual has a unique learning profile. Our goal is to build trusting relationships with parents and districts to facilitate the best possible outcomes. We offer ongoing monitoring to ensure team alignment so that educational goals for every child are met.

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Onsite Utility Services Announces the Nationwide Launch of the Clean Air as-a-Service Solution

DELAVAN, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As American businesses and institutions strategize to reopen and operate in today’s new COVID environment, property owners and managers are scrambling to upgrade their HVAC systems to provide a safer, healthier indoor environment for workers, tenants, customers and students.

Onsite Utility Services Capital (OUS Capital) once again leads the market with an innovative solution that solves this problem by giving America’s buildings, facilities and institutions the cleaner indoor air they need, while simultaneously reducing their overall energy costs – all without any investment, debt or risk. It’s called Clean Air as a Service.

Powered by Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI), Clean Air as a Service works inside a building’s HVAC system to rob the hydrogen from airborne pathogens like the coronavirus from the building’s air stream, which in turn kills those viruses and makes the air cleaner and healthier for building occupants. Airborne particles are reduced, odors are eliminated, and HVAC run times that normally would need to keep operating to circulate with the outside air are lowered, resulting in as much as a 30% reduction in energy costs.

“Clean indoor air is no longer an option for hotels, nursing homes, schools, grocery stores, casinos, and so many other property types,” says Fritz Kreiss, CEO of OUS Capital. “To deal with the new COVID reality, these building operators must have some method to reliably provide safer and healthier indoor air. We have made this possible for every building or facility through Clean Air as a Service. Now building and facility operators can get the clean air solution they need without risking any of their own capital.”

Through the Clean Air as a Service turnkey solution, OUS Capital fronts all the costs of the equipment, installation and maintenance. Building and facility operators get the air cleaning solution they want, but absent the typical up-front investment or added debt. OUS Capital even covers all the costs for the service and maintenance of the equipment for the entire service term.

“Why would any company or institution use their own money to buy a clean indoor air solution when they don’t have to, particularly in today’s environment?” says Kreiss. “Clean Air as a Service removes the need for our clients to spend their own capital or add any debt – they simply get healthier, cleaner indoor air without the risks. There is simply no easier, faster or more sensible way for a building or facility to get the clean indoor air solution they need in today’s COVID environment.”

More information about OUS Capital’s Clean Air as a Service program can be found at www.onsiteutilityservices.com/clean-air-as-a-service or by emailing info@ouscapital.com.

About Onsite Utility Services Capital
Since 1993, Onsite Utility Services Capital has been dedicated to unlocking the power of energy efficiency for businesses and institutions nationwide through innovative solutions that lower energy consumption, reduce energy spend, and increase profits. The company’s exceptional and experienced staff of energy experts help clients accomplish their energy efficiency objectives through their Energy Savings as a Service and Clean Air as a Service programs. They can be reached at 844-768-7227.

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Mental Health Watchdog Reaches Over 330,000 in Campaign to Protect Parental Rights

It is a fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their minor children.

It is a fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their minor children.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children is recognized as a fundamental liberty protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children is recognized as a fundamental liberty protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Under the Baker Act, a person, no matter their age, can be taken into custody for an involuntary psychiatric examination.

Under the Baker Act, a person, no matter their age, can be taken into custody for an involuntary psychiatric examination.

Children are being evaluated for mental illness without parental consent under the guise of risk assessment.

While parental rights are viewed as fundamental many families wonder what these rights are and where they can be found and this campaign answers these questions.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recognized across the state for their work in helping parents whose children have been taken to a psychiatric facility for involuntary examination under Florida’s mental health law, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has launched a social media campaign designed to educate parents on many more of their rights.

During 2017/2018 more than 36,000 involuntary psychiatric examinations, called a Baker Act, were initiated on children in Florida with many of these children under the age of 10 and some of these children as young as 6 years old. [1]

The Florida chapter of CCHR, a mental health watchdog organization, has been shining a spot light on Baker Act abuse since 2015 when the organization began in earnest to raise awareness the lack of protection of children and the undermining of parental rights when a child is Baker Acted. This naturally led to a campaign on parental rights with a focus on invasive mental health programs and screenings.

“Children are being evaluated for mental illness without parental consent under the guise of risk assessment,” stated Diane Stein, president of CCHR Florida. “These children can then end up being labeled and given dangerous psychiatric drugs and a parent should be involved in such a process right from the start, not after as assessment has already been made and they were not given an opportunity to first decide what is best for their child.”

In order to provide summaries of some of the legal concepts, rights, and facts relating to certain important student and parental rights, CCHR Florida has made a free eBook available to anyone wanting to know more about these rights. Using social media to inform over 330,000 people on parental rights in Florida, CCHR has now begun mailing copies of these booklets to school districts, law enforcement and other groups across the state resulting in requests for hundreds of more booklets for use with School Resource Officers.

“We are making this booklet and these rights available to everyone free of charge,” said Diane Stein. “While parental rights are viewed as fundamental many families wonder what these rights are and where they can be found and this booklet answers these questions.”

As stated by the United States Supreme Court, “The history and culture of Western civilization reflect a strong tradition of parental concern for the nurture and upbringing of their children. This primary role of the parents in the upbringing of their children is now established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.” [2]

CCHR encourages parents who wish to know more about their rights to visit their website at Parental Rights where they can download a free copy of the eBooklet.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information please visit www.cchrflorida.org.

Sources:
[1] Baker Act Reporting Center https://www.usf.edu/cbcs/baker-act/documents/ba_usf_annual_report_2017_2018.pdf
[2] Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406, U.S. 205, 232 (1972)

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US parents are deeply divided about sending kids back to school – wary of risks, but anxious to get back to careers

New GfK research also shows that, while all US adults prefer a hybrid schooling model, more parents prefer full re-opening

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The COVID-19 virus is forcing US adults to confront a variety of no-win choices – with no population more profoundly affected than parents. As many schools nationwide are gearing up to re-open in the Fall, parents find themselves deeply ambivalent – knowing they need to get back to the workplace but worried about the infection risks their kids will face in classrooms or on playgrounds.

In GfK research conducted last week, 68% of US parents with children under age 18 said they agree strongly or somewhat that it would be too risky to re-open schools this Fall – compared to 62% of the general population. (See Table 1.) The same proportion of parents – and 60% of all US adults – also said that re-opening would be unfair to teachers.

But parents were also more likely than all US adults to say that schools need to re-open so that parents can get back to their workplaces (60% parents vs. 51% total population) so the economy can recover (57% parents vs. 47% total).

When asked to make a stark choice between sending their kids back to school or ignoring mandates and keeping them home, parents favored a return to in-person schooling – 56% versus 44%.

In addition, while all US respondents were more likely to favor a hybrid (in-person plus online) model of reopening, parents preferred a full return to on-site schooling. (See Table 2.)

GfK found similar mixed feelings among the parents of college students. Three-quarters (72%) of these parents said that re-opening universities in the fall would be too risky – 12 percentage points higher than the general population. (See Table 3.) And 76% felt that colleges re-opening for residential learning were prioritizing “financial gain” ahead of the well-being of students and staff; this compares to 59% in the general population.
But these same parents also were more likely to recognize that re-opening is critical to the financial well-being of universities (70%, versus 53% of the general population) and college towns (66%, versus 54%).

Parents’ mixed feelings mirror the overall concerns of the general population. More than four in ten (43%) US adults said they are worried about the health of those around them, and essentially the same proportion (42%) reported being concerned about their own health. But 26% also expressed anxiety about the virus’s impact on their household’s economy, and another 26% were bothered by limitations placed on their personal freedoms, such as the ability to travel.

“From the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen the twin concerns of health and economic well-being fighting for dominance in consumers’ minds,” said Stacy Bereck, Managing Director of Consumer Insights at GfK. “This nearly impossible choice is clearly playing out among parents as the school year approaches. Depending on how the virus progresses, and the evolution of school plans for the coming session, we may see these attitudes shift again. This is another sign that marketers and researchers in a variety of categories – from technology to clothing to snack food — need to keep a close watch on consumer attitudes as the virus crisis continues to unfold.”

GfK’s Consumer Pulse research covers 30 countries, allowing brands and marketers to #MasterTheCrisis by understanding consumer attitudes, behavior, purchase intent, media consumption, and more – both now and in the future. The research reveals changes in demand for goods and services, as well as which sectors and channels present risks or opportunities, so that companies can respond with confidence and come out of the crisis stronger, better positioned, and closer to consumers than before.

As part of this research, GfK interviewed a representative sample of 1,001 US consumers (ages 16 to 65) during July 21 through 23, 2020.

GfK – extracting the signals from the noise

In a world of data overflow, disruption and misuse, picking up the right “signal from noise” is key to win. We at GfK are the trusted partner and have more than 85 years of experience in combining data and science to help you make the right business decisions. Together with our attention to detail and advanced Augmented Intelligence, we provide you with world-class analytics that delivers not just descriptive data but actionable recommendations always-on at your fingertips. As a result, you can make key business decisions with confidence which help you drive sales, organizational and marketing effectiveness. That’s why we promise to you “Growth from Knowledge.”
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DappR Aviation Supports Struggling Aviation Industry Creating Green and Sustainable Focused Apprenticeships

Sam working on a wing bench

Sit/Stand Desk using local Oak and pigmented resin

Creating hope and jobs for our young people who want to start their careers in practical and STEM subject areas and whom have an interest in aviation

BURY ST. EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK, UNITED KINGDOM, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With both our aviation industry and youth feeling the dire effects of Covid-19, DappR Aviation takes a positive step-forward by creating an Apprenticeship scheme focused on our green credentials, to train our young people in engineering and craftsmanship skills and providing much needed revenue for aircraft maintenance operators.

Following up from DappR’s appearance on the popular “Plane Reclaimers” TV programme on Quest, where DappR were featured as a buyer of decommissioned aircraft parts to turn into furniture and art, Emily Palmer, Chief Designer at DappR, commented “we were heartened and relieved to note that our purchases provided much needed revenue and jobs for our blighted aviation industry”.

Although the additional funding for Apprenticeships announced in Rishi Sunak’s budget is welcome and desperately needed, DappR Aviation wanted to make sure that this initiative is broadened to ensure our young people are trained not only on the engineering aspects of production but also on how to manufacture using the greenest methods and most sustainable and eco-friendly materials. “Every item of furniture we make, from a coffee table to a Garden WorkPod uses wood from local sustainable sources with clear provenance on the source of the wood and how it is treated and handled to ensure we maintain our green-ethos”, noted Sam Palmer, DappR’s Engineering Manager.

DappR Aviation has a long history of supporting our youth who wish to enter the workplace, particularly those who lean toward a practical vocation. DappR provide tours and open days to students from local schools and colleges, to help familiarize them with workshop practices and methods, and ultimately to help our children appreciate the pleasure that comes from creating something with their own hands and talents.

Although the government do not currently recognise the Green or up-cycling industries as targets for apprenticeship schemes, it is our hope that by encouraging other local creative and engineering companies to join in with this new apprentice scheme, will lead to the government recognizing the value our industry brings and will then support our young people. DappR Aviation are pleased that we have already extended offers to our first applicants whom we hope will be starting with us in the coming weeks.

Neil MacDonald
DappR Aviation
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