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Testimonials


What Our Clients Say

“ERI’s impact on our organization has been positive and progressive. ERI took the time to assess our training needs and structure that training to meet all of our needs.”Laurie Buck, AT&T
“ERI took the time to assess Acela’s specific training needs to create a combined on-line instruction and on-site lab environment for the Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) training course.  This effort helped us to minimize our employee’s travel expenses and time away from the office, while still meeting the necessary training requirements.  With the CFOT certifications, we are better able to service our current fiber optic deployments as well as compete for future contracts in our industry.”Scott Brakebill, Acela

What Our Students Say

From the Center for Independent Learning (CIL)

“I have been participating in the CIL since its inception here at Minneapolis. I have taken Spanish, math, and grammar. I am a member of the book club and the creative writing club. I am in college and when I have classes that I need assistance with I can go to the CIL and talk with Deb our instructor and she helps me work things out. I feel the CIL is one of the best Alliance programs we have!”Karen Wallace, Minneapolis, MN
“I really appreciate the CIL Lab because I can take any class that interests me. I am able to work at my own pace and I have even suggested a class and was given a self-study book for it. The CIL is designed for us and caters to our needs.”Connie Chambers, Lisle, IL
“The CIL Lab has been very instrumental in helping us learn how to effectively communicate. This has positive benefits on our jobs. We can use the writing skills to send emails that are grammatically correct. The math is particularly helpful when dealing with balancing customer accounts. Also, I thought that the company was supposed to help with so many hours of training per year.”Vanessa Lawrence, Lisle, IL
“I don’t have time to take classes after work, so being able to take advantage of the CIL is cost effective, time saving, and convenient. It has motivated me to take time out to read in a classroom setting at my leisure. Mary has been my wonderful personal instructor for the French language and critical thinking. I have enhanced my knowledge. The CIL experience is very informative and a terrific self-development opportunity. Thank you.”Nada Pajevic, Lisle, IL

What Our Instructors Say

From the Center for Independent Learning (CIL)

“We started a discussion group system in the Denver AT&T CIL. Our first topic was “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” We staggered the times so everyone could attend. Each week we looked at the content of one of the habits. There was a handout to help them remember the content. We would discuss the overall habit, then break it down to actionable ideas.”Becky Day, Instructor, Denver, CO
“Donnie Caldwell has found success through the Center for Independent Learning by using available resources to learn about writing grants. Previously he trusted someone else to write grants for his church and personal projects. Since reading and studying the Grant Writing book provided to him by the CIL, he has starting writing his own grant proposals and has been awarded grant funds. He teamed up with his wife, and now they both write grants together. It’s interesting that what employees learn through this lab (including confidence) is extended to others in their sphere of family and friends.”Debbie Beck, Instructor, Indianapolis, IN
“Jennifer Byrd, a single mother with one son, has since transferred to another AT&T office. While she was employed here, she consistently used the services offered by the Center for Independent Learning. She has received assistance in selecting pertinent news to cover in her papers and editing, which showed in her excellent grades. We compared the jobs duties and whether or not her skill set was a good match for that position. In the process she was able to make major decisions.”Debbie Beck, Instructor, Indianapolis, IN
“The CIL Lab has had many success stories since it was opened in late 2011. A current success story involves a young working mom named Latrice, who has been coming into the Lisle CIL Lab for the last several months. She has a definite goal to complete all of the math and grammar CIL course books as a review before she enrolls in a college program. She has been working diligently on each of these courses, coming weekly into the lab with completed chapters. She reviews materials with me that she has not understood completely and even does additional work on points that were not immediately clear. She is doing all of this as a very busy full-time working mother! The CIL Lab was designed to help people like Latrice fulfill their lifetime goals. I am honored to be her CIL Lab instructor.”Mary Kovach, Instructor, Lisle, IL
“The CIL Lab has had many success stories since it was opened in late 2011. A current success story involves a young working mom named Latrice, who has been coming into the Lisle CIL Lab for the last several months. She has a definite goal to complete all of the math and grammar CIL course books as a review before she enrolls in a college program. She has been working diligently on each of these courses, coming weekly into the lab with completed chapters. She reviews materials with me that she has not understood completely and even does additional work on points that were not immediately clear. She is doing all of this as a very busy full-time working mother! The CIL Lab was designed to help people like Latrice fulfill their lifetime goals. I am honored to be her CIL Lab instructor.”Mary Kovach, Instructor, Lisle, IL
“Tiffany is working toward her BFA from the Art Institutes. She has had to take several writing courses in addition to writing papers for other classes. In the CIL, we have worked on writing styles such as the short story, broadcast commercials, and essays. Tiffany’s sense of style and grammar have improved and her overall business communication skills are solid. She frequently brings papers and other projects to the CIL for help or just another opinion. In addition to her writing she studies photography and graphic design. I am encouraging her to share that work through the CIL’s photography blog and write a bit about her pieces.”Tom Stack, Instructor, Lee’s Summit, MO
“I am encouraged by the turnout for TS-TAB help in the CIL. So far we have had three out of the ten students come in for some additional help. Math has been the main subject, and another CIL student is enrolling in our basic math program to give a TS-TAB student some additional help after hours.”Tom Stack, Instructor, Lee’s Summit, MO
“One of the participants has been working on a degree program through an online university and is just a few credits shy of completing her degree. One of the last classes that she has to complete is a college- level algebra class and a statistics class. She has been working through some of the Center for Independent Learning math classes — specifically decimals and percentages and the algebra course — in preparation. In addition, she is an avid writer, taking advantage of the Virtual Creative Writing classes that have been offered over the last year through The Alliance. She has also taken grammar courses offered through the CIL and participated in our creative writing group that meets monthly.”Deb Lehr, Instructor, Minneapolis, MN
“There are a few very actively involved participants in the CIL creative writing group, the creative writing virtual classes, and the monthly book club. All of them visit the CIL on an weekly basis to use the computers in the center to work on their writing and to have me read and edit their work. They have even allowed us to post some of their work on the CIL blog and the bulletin board. In addition, they have taken the grammar courses offered through the CIL.”Deb Lehr, Instructor, Minneapolis, MN
“Participants who have taken virtual classes, including Windows 7 and File Management, Word, and Excel classes, have come into the center for help with concepts or to work on specific tools within a program. Others who have taken virtual and on-company-time classes come in to have help applying learned concepts to work-related files.”Deb Lehr, Instructor, Minneapolis, MN
“As a CIL instructor during a site closure, I was in the unique position to see the relevance and importance of the training I was providing. Many former students have told me the value of the programs in job search, writing resumes, and interviewing during their career transition. Many students used the opportunity at the CIL to refresh their basic skills — particularly in math and grammar — in preparation for the testing they would encounter during the job-search and application process. Five former employees have already contacted me with thanks for the help with the skills they needed as they decided to continue their education in nursing programs, at the community college level and one who got accepted in a BA program at a state university. There have been many success stories, but two in particular stand out.

Sharon came to the lab several years ago convinced that she was, in her words, “stupid” in English grammar. She transferred schools in the eighth grade and was immediately behind her new classmates. Not only was she made painfully aware that she didn’t know, but the environment also fostered her belief that she would never know how to speak and write correctly. Sharon spoke extremely well, but she felt that she was just guessing, particularly when it came to writing, and she came to the center determined to learn the rules. She worked diligently in the grammar and vocabulary programs, and was most of the way through our advanced level grammar course when the center closed. She wants to go to college, but was terrified when she learned that the application process required a written essay. We spent considerable time reviewing and building up her confidence, and she summoned up the courage to apply. I cannot express how excited she was to show me the acceptance letter, especially the comments complimenting her on the quality of her multi-page essay. Sharon starts her degree program at Ohio State University this fall.

Beth is a woman in her 50s, even though her father was a high school math teacher, math never made sense to her. She not only felt incapable of doing math, but she also felt she had disappointed her father. We started building her confidence at a basic level with understanding whole numbers, but it wasn’t until she was into the course in fractions when she really started to believe that she could understand and do math. She was so excited that she took every math course we had. Our state has a ready-to-work certificate program to inform prospective employers of their skills in different areas, and the last time I saw Beth she had just received the results that she tested at level 7 of a possible 8 in math. Her smile was huge as she told me that she now felt that she had finally made her father proud.” John Esseck, Instructor, Minneapolis, MN

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