July 10, 2007 - GlobalEnglish to Provide English Training for 3M Employees in Asia Pacific
Brisbane, CA., July 10, 2007 — GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading online English learning and support service provider for business communication, today announced that 3M has signed a multiyear contract after a successful pilot. 3M will use the GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service™ to teach English to employees in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
3M initiated a pilot of the GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service in August 2006 with 65 employees in nine countries. After just three months, 3M was able to measure significant improvement in business communication skills among the users. In fact, 94 percent of the pilot users said they had already applied what they learned to the job. And 96 percent said they would recommend GlobalEnglish® to a colleague.
"We were pleased with the outcome of the pilot program with GlobalEnglish," said Nina Ylagan-Pedro, Asia Pacific Center of Expertise Leader, 3M Global Talent and Organization Development. "We believe they will help us meet the needs of our employees in this market."
3M had previously conducted English training through a combination of classroom providers. The company found, however, that these traditional methods were not adequate for the demands of the fast-moving organization. According to the company, classroom training was too expensive and required too much time away from the job for learners. More, management was not able to measure the results of the program or the return on the company's investment.
"3M is one of the most innovative and exciting companies in the world because of its ability to apply new technologies to better serve its clients," said Deepak Desai, President and CEO of GlobalEnglish Corporation. "With its success and growth in new markets, however, there have been new communication challenges. GlobalEnglish will help 3M stay on track by ensuring that its employees have the opportunity to contribute effectively across the global organization."
About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish Corporation is the leading online English learning and support service provider for business communication. The company is helping global organizations improve efficiency and operational integration by addressing the language skills gap. In a recent survey of more than 30,000 corporate employees, 91 percent said that English is "required" or "important" for their jobs; however, only 9 percent indicated that their current level of English was sufficient for their jobs in a global organization. And the GlobalEnglish service delivers measurable improvements to learners and corporations; 92 percent of active users reported that they were able to apply what they learned to the job, and 71 percent saved one or more hours each week.
GlobalEnglish is the preferred choice of many of the world's largest companies, including BNP Paribas, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, Eastman-Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton International, John Deere, Maersk, Mitsubishi Corporation, Procter & Gamble, Reuters, Unilever, and Wyeth. GlobalEnglish also offers programs for individuals, schools, and children.
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