"If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must employ methods never before attempted." ~SIR FRANCIS BACON 1561-1626~

Workforce Literacy

Read Right Improves Employee Productivity

Employees who cannot read well become a major roadblock to the increasing 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.

Teaching employees that need help with reading to read better can be extremely profitable to your business or corporation. In order for an employee to succeed in training and activities with ever-changing technology, manufacturing processes, and business management; an employee needs to be able to read well.  Employees that need help with reading can learn to read better with Read Right Reading Program. Read some of the testimonies of business that have offered Read Right tutoring to their employees.

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.

Read Right is Truly Unique and Innovative

Read Right 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 a meaningful environment in which communication is occurring. 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
    • Safety
    • Quality
    • Productivity
  • 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 many successful companies and corporations

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.

Read Right Student, Jan T, Advanced 8 grade levels in 60 hours of reading tutoring

The amazing thing is the Korbel team has cut safety costs 93% since moving to a Behavior Based Safety Process. The lost time incident rate at our Korbel Sawmill has been 0.00 for four consecutive years. If I were to set up a Behavior Based Safety Process in a new plant, I would go through the same sequence again. I would solve the reading and English communication problems first, using Read Right because of the fast results. Then I would move into the safety process work and the training required to implement it. People have to have the skills first.

— Randy Robertson, Employee Development Administrator, Simpson Korbel Sawmill, Korbel, CA —