In February 2017, 352,000 manufacturing jobs were unfilled nationally.
By February 2018, that number increased by 20% to 426,000.
Despite the number of unfilled openings, fewer than 10% of 36,000,000 pre-literate adults have access to instruction they need.
The endemic and expanding worker shortage and the lack of access to instruction should be creating new opportunities to approach adult education and workforce training differently. Yet no options exist that provides employees with underdeveloped literacy to learn what they need to know work tomorrow and build their reading skills over the long term.
Until now. Introducing the GogyUp Employment Literacy System (ELS).
GogyUp ELS is a standalone, human resource tool for on-boarding, training, and up-skilling employees, regardless of their level of literacy. Designed over 12 months and hand-in-hand with adult ex-offenders and new Americans, GogyUp provides employees with just-in-time, personalized reading assistance for any word in any document and immediate translates commonly used English words.
Ned's twenty-five year career spanned different environments (special education, K-12 and Higher Education) and various roles (classroom teacher, instructional designer, school administrator, program design and implementation of Open Educational Resources at state and national levels). These experiences give him a broad and deep knowledge of the various factors contributing to a program success and failure.
After receiving his Ph.D. in Mathematics, David followed his passion for teaching others and taught mathematics to community college students and New Americans preparing to enter college. He then heard the siren song of GogyUp that allows him to apply both his passion for data science and deep learning with expanding opportunities for learning.