Employees who cannot read well become a major roadblock to increasing the competitiveness of American business when they cannot keep up with rapidly changing work environments. Such employees do not fully participate in problem-solving teams or in continuous improvement, quality management, and other world-class manufacturing processes. Significantly, they are often unable to succeed in training activities associated with ever-changing technology, manufacturing processes, and business management. Depending on the demographics of the area in which a particular business is located, another major roadblock can be an inability to communicate well in English. The Read Right Intervention Program and English Language Acquisition Program rapidly and successfully address these issues and transform even the most challenged employees into confident, participatory workers.
“I can think of no other training that we have done or are doing that will make a greater contribution to improving the performance of our mills and the quality of life of some of our people than Read Right.”
Otto Leuschel, Vice President
Western Lumber Business, Weyerhaeuser
Read Right is Truly Unique and Innovative, and It Gets Rapid Results
Reading problems are caused when young children construct a flawed neural network to guide the process of reading. Grounded in Piaget’s theory of interactive constructivism, the Read Right Intervention Program relies on the plasticity of the brain to remodel the neural circuitry that is operating inappropriately. Even the most challenged employees are quickly transformed from poor readers to excellent readers—in a matter of months, not years.
In addition to successfully addressing reading problems for all employees, Read Right simultaneously fosters English acquisition for non-native speakers by engaging them in instructional interactions that mirror the way the brain learns language in the first place—through immersion in an meaningful environment in which communication is occuring. As they are learning to speak, young children hear language and attempt to replicate it. In the Read Right Intervention Program, adults hear the language as communicated through books and attempt to replicate it. Simultaneously, adults receive important instruction in the meaning of unfamiliar language they encounter and the correct pronunciations. Interventions are strategic and timely, and speed of English acquisition is optimized.
Read Right results are verifiable
- Hewlett Packard named Read Right the ‘Best Reading Program’ for the corporation
- Weyerhaeuser, Georgia Pacific, and International Paper Read Right project sites each won the Sales Association of the Paper Industry Literacy Achievement Award
- Saskatchewan Wheat Pool won the Labour Force Development Board’s Training in Excellence Award for its Read Right project
- Procter & Gamble in China conducted a study that revealed employees using Read Right for company-sponsored English acquisition classes learned English three times faster than the employees in more traditional company-sponsored English classes (measurement instrument = Test of English for International Communication, or TOEIC)
Benefits for the Employee
- Quickly, significantly, and permanently improves reading ability
- Greatly improves comprehension
- Dramatically improves English communication skills
- Restores hope and confidence
- Opens the door to participation on teams
- Expands potential for training and promotion
Benefits for the Corporation
Makes total employee involvement possible, resulting in improvements in
- Team participation
- Builds the foundation required to maximize benefits from all other company-provided training
- Builds employee loyalty
- Provides positive return on investment
Successful Projects Have Been Established with
Hewlett Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Procter and Gamble, Ford, Chrysler, Weyerhaeuser, Boeing, Motorola, Georgia Pacific, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Simpson, International Paper, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Deknatel, Amoco Fabrics and Fibers Co., Budd Stamping Plant, Texas Instruments, Schiffenhaus Packaging, Specialty Blanks, San Diego Gas & Electric, McKee Foods, Quaker Fabric, PVS Chemicals, Spraying Systems, Watson Laboratories, and many others—more than 85 industrial implementations in 22 states.
For more information about staff training for our on-site programs contact Maureen Mortlock directly: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 427-6752 ext. 132. (Pacific Standard Time).