THE BIRTH OF T.L.C. AND N.O.T.E.
Over the many years that John and I delivered the Keys course as a 40-hour
paid class to GM employees, there were two recurring complaints from our
students. The first complaint was that the company would not pay for them to
take the class a second time. The second complaint was that the employees
could not get the class for their families.
My solution; Drawing on my knowledge of computers, I created a CD based
version of the KTEL program. Over the years, it has evolved into the TLC
program. It is the entire program in a form which students can take with them
when they complete the course. The CD was created to act as both a review
vehicle for the student and as an empowerment tool to help them share the
program with others.
After retirement from GM I launched NOTE, North Oakland Training Enterprises.
I continue to develop and teach the TLC (KTEL) program. I have also continued
tutoring in phonetic reading skills.
Mr. Green shut down operations of the CEDARS corporation in 2005 and moved
on to a well-earned retirement. In parting he gave me his blessings to develop
TLC. Unfortunately we lost touch with each other, and I was recently told by a
mutual acquaintance that John passed away in 2007.
In addition to students, I look forward to meeting with anyone interested in
delivering this material and making TLC a career.