Eleutian Technology of Cody will add 50-100 teachers within the next year to the ranks of Wyoming-based educators teaching Chinese students the English language using the firm’s video conferencing technology.
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced from Beijing, China that Eleutian Technology is expanding its customer base in China and creating new jobs in Wyoming.
South Dakota’s Benefits Many for Online Language Instruction Firm - Eleutian Technology Expanding in Midwest
While some people may think that doing business in a rural environment would be a disadvantage, a new company in South Dakota finds the benefits to be plentiful. Broadband connectivity, an educated workforce, and neutral accents brought Eleutian Technology to South Dakota.
On July 20, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Eleutian Technology and Bosen Schools, a Beijing-based subsidiary of Ambow Education Group. The MOU outlined the partnership between the two companies that will deliver live online courses to Bosen students throughout China.
June 17, 2011 Dalian, PRC –
Eleutian Technology, the leading provider of online English training solutions with live certified US teachers, signs a partnership MOU with Ambow Education (NYSE: AMBO) China’s leading provider of educational and career enhancement services .
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Gwangju Ministry of Education (GMOE) Remote Native English Video Classes Receives Very Positive Response
Yonhap News (Korean AP) - Remote classes with US certified native English teachers, which GMOE was one of the first in the nation to launch, are receiving a very positive response from students and teachers.
CASPER — Eleutian Technology may soon be hiring 100 teachers each month to keep up with demand for its instructional services, which means enlarging its Wyoming operations.
The Ten Sleep company teaches English to students around the world via high-speed fiber optics and video technology.
Eleutian Technology Expands Online English Teaching Service to South America Through Two New Distribution Agreements
(CNN) -- When it comes to call centers filled with English-speaking employees, India likely comes to mind. Not a tiny town in Wyoming called Ten Sleep, population about 300.
What Ten Sleep has is not, exactly, a call center. Instead, the town is home to a teaching center that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There, American teachers provide real-time video English lessons to thousands of students in classrooms across Asia via high-speed fiber optic networks.
By TOM MAST - Star-Tribune staff writer | Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2010
Officials of Eleutian Technology, a company that teaches English to students around the world via high-speed fiber optic networks and video technology, had expected to hire about 200 certified teachers in Casper.
Now, they have raised the bar. "We've always said 200 (teachers) here," Eleutian President Kent Holiday said Wednesday at a grand opening of the Casper teaching center. "We should be able to get a lot more.
"I think getting to 200 is going to be a non-issue. I think we already have that in the funnel. I think we have over 50 in training right now."
Hours after her daughters have gone to bed, Rose Crossen prepares to teach her first class of the day.
She arrives early to look at the materials for that day's lesson. She downloads the lesson plan from the class website. She finds the color workbook pages that the students will use. She finds places to incorporate props, such as a Mr. Potato Head toy, into the lesson.
The Casper Journal
by Joe Sova
Eleutian Technology LLC, a Wyoming company based in Ten Sleep, will set up shop for its conversational English teaching operation in the McMurry Business Park on the east edge of Casper.
Kent Holiday, CEO of Eleutian Technology, said Friday that his company had signed a three-year lease to inhabit the top floor of a building across from the Fire Rock Steakhouse.
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The Casper College Center for Training and Development and Eleutian Technology have teamed up to provide free training for 210 jobs in the Casper area, thanks to a Pre-Hire Economic Development Grant through the Department of Workforce Services Workforce Development Training Fund.
The primary goal of the training program is to successfully prepare trainees for immediate employment with Eleutian Technology, LLC to teach English to non-English speaking persons in Korea and other parts of Asia.
Those who successfully complete the training at Casper College will receive a certificate of training completion and an opportunity to be hired either part or full time with Eleutian Technology. In addition, successful completion of the training program is worth two credits of teacher recertification in the state of Wyoming.
Casper Star Tribune. Tom Mast, Staff Writer
CASPER — Casper soon is expected to host Eleutian Technology’s largest teaching center in Wyoming.
The company is setting up its Casper operations in the Granite Peak Business Center at McMurry Business Park.
Eleutian Technology teaches English to students around the world, but principally in Korea, via high-speed fiber-optic networks and state-of-the-art video technology.
Trib.com, Wyoming's largest online news source: By MATT JOYCE | Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2010
The State Loan and Investment Board on Thursday approved applications for $10.5 million in state business development grants, including money that will enable Eleutian Technology to move from Ten Sleep to Cody.
The board, which is made up of Wyoming's five statewide elected officials, also approved $4.5 million for the planned National Center Atmospheric Research facility in Cheyenne and $3 million for a planned of Midwestern Pipeline Services plant in Cheyenne.
by Tim Monroe, Cowboy State Free Press Correspondent
CASPER–The Wyoming Business Council has approved a grant to the City of Cody for $2.9 million that will build a new headquarters building for a business called Eleutian Technologies, currently headquartered in Ten Sleep. Eleutian says the grant will create 40 new jobs in Cody. The company hires certified teachers who teach English to students in Korea and other countries through the internet.
The company says it has experienced significant growth and needed a larger headquarters facility. It pointed out to the WBC board there will still be what it called “significant employment” in Ten Sleep.
POWELL — A seven-week practicum for 40 Korean teachers provided learning opportunities for them, and for teachers and students in Big Horn Basin schools.
The practicum is the culminating experience for the teachers from Incheon, South Korea, who began studying English and American education in March 2009 through an agreement between the city of Incheon, Eleutian Technologies Inc. and Northwest College. The practicum began Jan. 4 and continued through last month, with teachers working with mentor teachers in classrooms throughout the Basin.
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Online English-language education company Eleutian Technology LLC has raised $10 million in growth financing from Cheyenne Capital Fund in the first investment for the firm from former Carlyle Group managing director Robert Grady, who joined Cheyenne in 2009.
Founded in 2006, Eleutian provides remote English-language teaching to students in Asia via live video-conferencing. The company was founded by Kent Holiday, a former executive with Cisco Systems Inc., Ericsson and Korea Telecom, who worked in South Korea for 15 years.
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Former Carlyle Group managing director Robert Grady, who joined Cheyenne Capital Fund as managing director in 2009, has made his first investment for his new firm, in online English-language education company Eleutian Technology LLC. Cheyenne invested $10 million for growth financing in the Ten Sleep, Wyo.-based Eleutian, which had year-over-year revenue growth of 69 percent in 2009 and broke even on a net income basis.
CODY — Growth at Eleutian Technology has been swift over the last year, but that pace is about to get even faster as the company has landed a $10 million investment from a private equity fund with Wyoming ties.
Cheyenne Capital Fund has bought an undisclosed minority equity stake in the online distance-learning company that employs more than 300 teachers in rural communities around Wyoming to teach conversational English to students in Asia.
The Cody Enterprise - Bruce McCormack
East Cody continues to be an ever busier place - with even more growth on the way.
Recently announced plans for Eleutian Technology to build its headquarters about two blocks southeast of Fremont Motors is sure to stimulate more commercial activity on Big Horn Avenue.
And above Eleutian on the hill, the new Sunset School will open in August.
By Bruce McCormack
Should the Wyoming Business Council act favorably on the city’s $3 million grant application to support Eleutian Technology’s move to Cody, it will set up a long lasting dynamic that will benefit our economy.
The new jobs, payroll and growth potential Eleutian is projected to bring to Cody is the sort of economic development home run that does not happen often in a state like Wyoming - and has never happened in Cody.
RUFFIN PREVOST Gazette Wyoming Bureau
Monday, November 30, 2009
CODY, Wyo. — The Cody City Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve a $3 million state grant application to cover land acquisition and building construction costs for Eleutian Technology, an online language instruction company.
Some key details of the deal were not available to the council or the public before the vote, including final terms of separate agreements governing the land sale and the lease and possible purchase of the building by Eleutian.
But a Dec. 1 Wyoming Business Council grant application deadline required Monday’s council approval, or Forward Cody would have had to wait several weeks until the next application window.
RUFFIN PREVOST Gazette Wyoming Bureau
CODY — A growing company that employs Wyoming teachers for online English language instruction is in negotiations to relocate to Cody after plans fell through to expand its Ten Sleep headquarters.
The move by Eleutian Technology would bring approximately 20 full-time jobs to Cody, with some workers moving from Ten Sleep, while other positions would be filled after the relocation, said Brian Holiday, general counsel for the company.
By TOM MAST Casper Star-Tribune
CASPER — Casper and Cody are among towns being considered by Eleutian Technology for an operations office that will be relocated from Ten Sleep.
In recent months, Eleutian consulted with state and local officials about ways to expand the growing English language instruction firm in Ten Sleep. The company purchased 40 acres west of town toward that end.
By TOM MAST Casper Star-Tribune
CASPER — If Eleutian Technology chooses to relocate its operations office to Cody, the CEO of Forward Cody thinks the tourism industry could reap benefits as well.
Eleutian offers online English instruction in Korea, Japan and China. As a result, James Klessens said the company has forged strong relationships in Asia.
What Klessens learned from a visiting Chinese business delegation is that New York City, Hollywood and Yellowstone National Park top the list of U.S. visitor destinations for many Chinese travelers.
Eleutian Technologies, headquartered in Ten Sleep, began doing business in Lovell in July of 2007, with the opening of a branch office on Main Street that would serve as a meeting place for area teachers and their students located around the globe. Since then, the business has continued to thrive, picking up clients across Asia and around the world and expanding into new offices around the Big Horn Basin.
As the business looks for new ways to make their English teaching services available, they are expanding different markets to reach students in the classroom, at home, on the go, or wherever else they may be.
The Billings GazetteCody- The Park County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to offer for lease 14,000 square feet of office space in the Park County Complex to Eleutian Technology, with the possibility of leasing additional space if necessary.
Commissioner Jill Shockley Siggins said the vote "should send a strong message that we support them relocating here."
English E-Learning Leader, Eleutian Technology, Partners With Sumitomo Corporation to Develop Service in Japan
Eleutian Partners with italki Marketplace to Offer U.S.-Certified Teachers and SpeakENG Content Powered by Pearson --italki Marketplace Enables the World to Learn English From US Teachers
TEN SLEEP, Wyo., JULY 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleutian Technology has become the first content provider for learning social network, italki's Language Marketplace.
Beginning July 21, Eleutian will offer one-on-one internet tutoring with US-certified school teachers and Eleutian's SpeakENG product, which incorporates Pearson's (PSO) English Language Learning and Instruction System(TM) to italki's members.
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Dubois, WYOMING, 22 Apr. 2009- Eleutian Technology will be opening its 9th Wyoming teaching center in Dubois, Wyoming. The teaching center, located in half of the DVI Corner Building, will open for teaching on or before Monday May 18, 2009. The office will initially house at least four teaching stations, from which employees will be teach students around the world English with via web.
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The Powell Tribune- As 30 school teachers adjust to being back home in Incheon, South Korea, after studying English at Northwest College for six months, 40 more teachers are preparing to come to northwest Wyoming. The new group — 20 elementary and 20 middle- and high-school teachers — will study English, Western American culture and the American education system here for 11 months.
Korean Teachers Graduate: Smiles mingle with tears as teachers from Incheon, South Korea, end six-month experience in Wyoming
By ILENE OLSON
Powell Tribune News Editor
Faces bright with broad smiles marked a graduation ceremony on Saturday as 30 elementary teachers from Incheon, South Korea, accepted completion certificates at Northwest College. “As educators, we have enjoyed watching you grow, along with your understanding of Wyoming and our American way of life,” said George Miller, president of Glacier-Bay Training.
A task force formed in January to review and analyze Wyoming’s distance-education and video-conferencing systems was prompted by a presentation last year by Dave Reetz of Powell and Kent Holiday, president of Eleutian Technology. Reetz and Holiday gave a presentation on distance education to the Community College Planning Task Force during a meeting in September.
NPR Morning Edition , February 16, 2009 · Former FCC economist Michael Katz didn't hesitate to bash rural life last week when he addressed an American Enterprise Institute panel discussion on the broadband elements of President Obama's economic stimulus bill. "Other people don't like to say bad things about rural areas," Katz began. "So I will."
Moonhee Kim and Hyunkyung Eom have been teaching at Lovell Elementary School since Jan. 5 and will continue until the end of February. The two teachers said they are having a great time in Lovell and learning a lot as they rotate from class to class and through all grade levels teaching, observing and assisting teachers.
Moving to a new educational standard, in Gangwha Duk Shin High School about 190 first and second year students participate in ‘1:1’ interactive video classes. Throughout Ong-jin, Gangwha Province 33 schools are taking part in Video Conference English program.
The Associated Press (AP) - Eleutian Technology is based in Ten Sleep, Wyo., population 350. The company hires people in towns across northern Wyoming to teach English to South Koreans using Skype. Eleutian is only two years old but it has quickly become one of the state's fastest-growing businesses, employing close to 300 teachers who tutor more than 15,000 students abroad.
Incheon Island Schools have recently introduced a new English education program using Skype to connect their students with native English speaking teachers in the US. One thousand primary and secondary students from 27 schools in the city of Incheon and surrounding areas are now being taught English by certified teachers in Wyoming.
The Lovell teaching center started out in one office space, soon adding a second office across from the original space on Main Street. The Lovell teaching center moved into the former Strong Tree Clinic building in mid-November. With more space and an increasing customer base, Eleutian shows no signs of slowing down.
Montana may be Big Sky country. But nearby Wyoming is turning out to be Big Skype country.
Ten Sleep, Wyo., population 350, is sleepy in name only. Skype and high tech are alive and well there.
Ten Sleep-based Eleutian Technology teaches people in South Korea to speak English via Skype.
Eleutian has hired about 300 teachers from Northern Wyoming to teach more than 15,000 students in Korea, according to Kent Holiday, Eleutian's CEO.
November 24, 2008 02:22 PM
Eleutian uses the same technologies that have been essential to generating the flow of jobs out of the United States -- high-speed Internet links and VoIP calling services like eBay (NSDQ: EBAY )'s Skype.Eleutian is based in Ten Sleep, Wyo., population 350, and has nearly 300 teachers based in remote areas of Wyoming. The teachers use videoconferencing techniques to teach English to Asians.
Friday, November 21, 2008; 2:37 PM
TEN SLEEP, Wyo. -- The nearest Wal-Mart is two hours away, and only foul weather, a deer in the road or a Washakie County sheriff's deputy would slow down anyone with a mind to drive there faster.
Part of KOTA Territory has the fastest job growth rate in the country. While much of the growth is due to the energy boom, in Wyoming, one company is creating jobs by exporting language rather than minerals.
After 10 years of working as a teaching in the Sheridan area Yvonne Perry was burned out. Perry says, "I needed a change from the regular classroom setting, and I found an interesting change right now. I'm enjoying it." She's enjoying being the first person in Sheridan to teach English through the Internet to Korean students.
Six-month program organized by Eleutian Technology
By ILENE OLSON
Tribune News Editor
Thirty elementary-school teachers from Incheon, Korea, continue to take classes through Northwest College to learn about the American school system and improve their English-speaking skills.
The Sheridan Press, By Vida Volkert, Staff Reporter
Sheridan’s economic development organization Forward Sheridan on Wednesday presented its 2007-2008 annual report at the Holiday Inn.
The biggest accomplishment in the past year, according to the organization’s president and
chief executive officer, Philippe Chino, is development of a strategic plan to recruit businesses to Sheridan and retain workers in the area. “Now Sheridan has a strategic plan to work in the next five years,” Chino said. “For this fiscal year, we did quite well in recruitment, considering that we recruited 50 percent of the companies that we negotiated with,” Chino told The Press. Forward Sheridan’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30, he said.
By LISA BISBEE
By PEGGY O’NEILL
For The Gazette
It's about 4 on a Sunday afternoon. She's conducting a lively conversation with "Simon," whose image is being transmitted onto her computer screen via Skype, an Internet-based video phone call system.
September 1, 2008 -- SHERIDAN - With plans to employ 50 teachers by the end of the year and 200 by the end of 2009, Eleutian Technology recently opened a major teaching center in Sheridan.
The company, which is an education and technology company that combines state-of-the-art multi-media ESL software, and Internet video conferencing technology, to teach conversational English to its customers in Korea, Japan and China, is currently training two teachers and hopes to hire an additional 13 immediately.
Eleutian Technology has set up shop at 226 East Main with a row of computers using TCT WEST’s high-speed telephone lines for video conferencing to teach English to students in South Korea.
Certified teachers teach English one-on-one to students across the Pacific Ocean, taking advantage of TCT WEST’s high-speed fiber optics and tremendous bandwidth. And they make $15 an hour doing it.
Eleutian Technology opened an online teaching center in Lovell last week to teach English using Internet video-conferencing to students on the other side of the world.
Brent Stanger, Vice President of Operations, said the original plan for Eleutian was to go to a big city and set up shop next to a college, using students for teachers. Stanger explained the story of how Eleutian got started in Ten Sleep, when CEO Kent Holiday was preparing to move from the town to a larger city in Utah or Idaho.
By RUFFIN PREVOST
Gazette Wyoming Bureau
Along with five other teachers in the town of roughly 300, Kathleen Hampton has been participating in a pilot program for a startup business that lets students in South Korea learn English over the Internet.
Jilaena Childs Staff Writer
TEN SLEEP - Eleutian, a company based in Ten Sleep that teaches English to two countries and three entities via the Internet, entered into a memorandum of understanding with Northwest College in Powell last Monday.
The memorandum of understanding made official their commitment to work together to enhance English learning opportunities for Korean-speaking students and to begin building a course articulation agreement between the college and Seoul Digital University (SDU) in South Korea
By RUFFIN PREVOST
Gazette Wyoming Bureau
Representatives from Seoul Digital University, including President Paek J. Cho, are visiting the Bighorn Basin this week, and met Monday and Tuesday with administrators and faculty members from Northwest College.
Posted by Northwest College: News Desk — Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Two countries and three entities entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Monday, March 26, at Northwest College in Powell.
Signers were (l-r) Kent Holiday (left), Eleutian Technology president; Miles LaRowe, NWC president and Paek J. Cho, SDU president, while H. Hoyle Choi, SDU adjunct lecturing professor and special consultant, looked on.
By Anthony McConnellJoyce Cicco never imagined she would teach English to South Koreans. Neither did Cathie Brixey, but that's exactly what the retired educators are doing. And they don't have to leave the Big Horn Basin to do it.
Brixey and Cicco, both of Cody, are English teachers with Eleutian Technology based in Ten Sleep. The company also has offices in Powell, Lovell and Worland.
By RUFFIN PREVOST
Gazette Wyoming Bureau
Reversing the typical pattern of high-tech companies launching in larger cities and branching out to smaller communities, Eleutian Technology started in Ten Sleep and expanded to Powell, Lovell and Worland before opening a Cody branch.
Eleutian Technology employs Wyoming-based certified school teachers to teach conversational English to students living in Asia via high-speed videoconferencing technology.
By RUFFIN PREVOST - Billings Gazette
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 7:37 AM MDT
CODY -- Calling Wyoming "America's best-kept secret as to being a good place to do business," Gov. Dave Freudenthal welcomed a group of visiting Chinese business and government leaders Monday, urging them to build relationships in the state.
By DON AMEND
Tribune Staff Writer
When 39 teams take to the track at the Park County Relay for Life next week, one team will be fulfilling the plan of a co-worker who won’t be there.
The team, made up of employees from Eleutian Technology, will be remembering Lori Browning, who died in a traffic accident in March. They will participate in the allnight event to help raise funds for cancer research and support of cancer patients, keeping one member on the track at all times.
CODY -- In South Korea's booming economy, the latest secret weapon in gaining a competitive business advantage is a kindergarten teacher living on a ranch 33 miles south of Ten Sleep.
Along with five other teachers in the town of roughly 300, Kathleen Hampton has been participating in a pilot program for a start-up business that lets students in South Korea learn English over the Internet.
For Koreans, Eleutian English lessons can be fun
By FRED MILLER
Powell Tribune Staff Writer
Even among South Koreans whose studies often begin at dawn and continue until the midnight oil is all burnt up it sometimes is OK to butter up the teacher.
On a recent day, at 7:23 p.m. in Powell (11:23 a.m. in South Korea,) Susan McClinton, 57, a teacher with Eleutian Technology in Powell, asked Hong Che Young to name her favorite subject in school.
By FRED MILLER
Powell Tribune Staff Writer
As English education becomes more important in South Korea, experienced teachers and teachers-in-training in Wyoming stand to benefit. Big Horn Basin-based Eleutian Technology has signed an agreement with an undisclosed Korean company, expanding Eleutian’s student base by an additional 3,000 students within the next few months.
By The Associated Press
TEN SLEEP - A Wyoming company that teaches Korean college students conversational English through advanced telecommunication hopes to add 250 teaching jobs to the Big Horn Basin by the end of the year.
Kent Holiday, president and founder of Ten Sleep-based Eleutian, has been offering one-on-one teaching to students from Seoul University, a South Korea cyber college with 12,000 students, since June 2006.
Eleutian Technology opened an online teaching center in Lovell in July, and has recently expanded to a second building on Main Street to keep up with the demand of oversees students who want to learn English.
Eleutian Technology president and CEO Kent Holiday said the expansion increases the number of teaching stations in Lovell from four to 16, and he expects the company will continue to grow with no end in sight. The company currently employs 23 teachers in Lovell, and Holiday said they hope to employ 40 to 50 by the end of the year.
By The Associated Press
CHEYENNE - A Wyoming online teaching company has joined with the South Korean city of Incheon to teach public school students English over the Internet.
Eleutian Technologies recently signed an agreement with the Wyoming Business Council and the city of Incheon, on the west coast of South Korea near Seoul, to provide English lessons to Incheon school children using software called SpeakENG and video chat.
Sept. 6, 2008, The Sheridan Press, By Kristen Salamon, Staff reporter - The new Eleutian Technology teaching center’s first teacher began conducting lessons with overseas students Sunday.
“We have two teachers trained right now and 12 teachers ready to begin training,” said Misty Rios, the Sheridan teaching center’s teacher manager.