WHAT:
The  GogyUp  Employee  Literacy  System
Built with adults from limited literacy backgrounds and their employers, the GogyUp Employee Literacy System (ELS) is:
 
 
 
  • The GogyUp Reader: a free app that embeds phonemic awareness and vocabulary acquisition within any text. Curated readings in our in-app library also contain no-fail puzzles to build comprehension. 
  • The GogyUp Trainer: a standalone, human resource tool for supervisors and any employee. The GogyUp ELS expands the opportunities for the employee to train and learn how work confidently and safely.  The supervisor gets a new window in to how well employees understand their assigned work:
                1) Using any pre-existing training documentation,
                2) Upload it to your GogyUp Trainer,
                3) Select key vocabulary and concepts you need your employees to know to work safely and efficiently
                4) Publish and send to employee
GogyUp Reader accounts on any Android, iOS smart device or the Web.
                5) Follow employee progress, identify areas for intervention, and effortlessly keep a log of who has trained for what.  

For Employers
The GogyUp Trainer:

  • Lowers workplace language barriers.
  • Reduces paperwork. 
  • Enhances your on-boarding and training with just-in-time reading assistance for your employees.
  • Ensures all employees are ready to work safely and productively. 
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For Adult Readers
The GogyUp Reader:

  • FREE  reading assistance for any word, any sentence, any text.
  • FREE  personalized instruction.
  • No hoops. Read what you want.


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For  Learning English 
The GogyUp Reader:

  • Learn each of the 43 English sounds.
  • Understand how each sound is spelled.
  • Master vocabulary for  work.
  • ALL FOR FREE!
HOW:
GogyUp's Employee Literacy System (ELS)

GogyUp ELS reduces language barriers between employees and supervisors as it increases employee literacy - enabling your company to increase safety and productivity while expanding your employees' skills and knowledge.

WHY:

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, expanding worker shortage combined with dwindling access to instruction should be creating new opportunities to approach adult education and workforce training differently.

Yet few resources exist that provide employers with the means to develop pipeline of employees able to read technical English and know what they need to know to work tomorrow.

Until now.

The GogyUp Employment Literacy System (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 seeking to improve their reading for advanced schooling, the GogyUp ELS provides adult employees with just-in-time, personalized reading assistance for any word in any document as well as immediate translation of commonly used English words into several languages of identity.

WHO:
The Right People, The Right Skillsets, The Right Time
Our name, GogyUp, combines the word 'pedaGOGY' with the ideal of  Universal Prosperity.  

We develop the technology and pedagogy that expand the opportunities for any adult to acquire the skills employers need.  

Our founding team brings a set of skills that uniquely equips GogyUp to:
  1. Deepen the pool of talent necessary to expand the nation's workforce, 
  2. Profoundly expand opportunity for any adult to achieve English literacy, 
  3. Ensure prosperity for all families and businesses.
But the team's greatest asset is in our ethos to hold our "students" (Gogy-speak for our end-users) and their employers (our customers) at the center of everything.  We constantly strive to deeply understand all the factors in our students' lives, the challenges our customers face, and to "co-design" WITH them, not for them.
Ned Zimmerman-Bence, Co-Founder 

Instructional Design, Business Development, & Administration

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's failure and success.  

David Radcliffe , Co-Founder 

Data Science & Engineering

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.

Brian Lukis, Co-Founder

Engineering & Design
One of the original employees of ProtoLabs, Brian developed, scaled, and managed the business-critical applications that eventually generated over $100 million in annual sales. 

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