What People are Saying

Bluedrop’s success has been driven by collaboration with our partners and their passion for delivering advanced training solutions to support workforce skill development and continuous improvement.

Featured Customers

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, launched Bluedrop’s SkillsPass™ platform that facilitates real-time upskilling.
Deployment of the SkillsPass™ platform for real-time management of the process of approving, posting, tracking and certifying OHS training.
The SkillsPass™ platform was instrumental in helping deliver interactive online business training content the helps women entrepreneurs build businesses.
Nova Scotia’s Association of Industry Sector Councils leveraged Bluedrop’s expertise and platform to deliver real-time upskilling to help address skill shortages.

“With SkillsPass, we are able to ensure everyone has consistent training, and a uniform understanding of processes and regulations, thereby allowing for increased sharing of responsibility. This free program has real world value.”

– COLLEEN HISCOCK
Owner/Operator, Java Jack’s Restaurant & Gallery

Challenge: The Province sought various technology inputs to support its innovation strategy known as The Way Forward, including workforce development solutions.

Launching a broad-based digital training tool to support workers in attaining the skills needed to qualify for jobs, improve productivity, and keep relevant in a fast-changing Provincial labour market.

Solution: Bluedrop’s SkillsPass™ training platform offered the required capabilities and was selected and launched as SkillsPass NL in 2018. The multi-departmental content applicability, and the ease of access and consumption by a public training audience were key variables leading to the launch.

Outcomes: SkillsPass NL has enabled the ongoing advancement of upskilling, reskilling, and OHS training for the benefit of all members of the Provincial workforce. There are over 35 courses currently available on the platform, being utilized by hundreds of employers, and over 20,000 registered users to-date (representing approximately 1 in 10 Provincial workers).

“With SkillsPass, we are able to more efficiently and effectively enable the safety and certifications for all Provincial workers, while enhancing security, reducing certification wait times, and reducing operational costs.”

– RON KELUSKY
Chief Prevention Officer /Assistant Deputy Minister
Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Challenge: Ministry looking for technology partners to help support the desired goal of optimizing the management of OHS records.

Implementing a digital self-service solution that would allow all 7+ Million Ontario workers to easily submit, access and maintain training records for health and safety that is expandable to other training and provides indicators for better prevention planning and outcomes.

Solution: The SaaS SkillsPass platform’s scalability, accessibility, and digitization supported the goal of eliminating legacy manual processes and provides self-service access to training records for all workforce stakeholders in the Province.

Outcomes: To-date, the system maintains 2+ Million training records and supports over 250 external training provider partners. . Technologically, the system is deployed as a Software as a Service (SaaS) using a Cloud environment while adhering to all I&IT Standards such as Architecture Security and Accessibility, having launched from paper to production in just 7 months.

“Bluedrop works diligently as our partner and is truly interested in our success. There is no way we would have had the success we’ve had with this program without them by our side”

KELLIE KREISER
Executive Director, DreamBuilder Program, Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU

Challenge: Dreambuilder was the vision of Freeport-McMoran, a premier natural resource company that sought to increase support for women entrepreneurs around the world.

Delivering complex entrepreneurship and business concepts in an easy-to-consume training format that would appeal to a broad audience- one that included those with lower levels of education, business knowledge, and computer literacy.

Solution: As a key technology partner, Bluedrop transformed Thunderbird’s robust training content into an innovative, online entrepreneurship program with advanced interactivity- including animation, video snippets, testimonials, and templates to help increase both knowledge and retention.

Outcomes: To-date, over 100,000 individuals from over 108 countries have taken the Dreambuilder training, which has also been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative.

In what has proven to be a rapidly changing working environment, it is absolutely imperative that our Provincial workforce continues to learn and grow their skills…and we’re excited to see our Industry Sector Councils continue to invest in their members in providing such a robust training experience.”

– TRENT SOHOLT
Chair of the Board, AISC

Challenge: Nova Scotia has 13 Industry Sector Councils, representing 32,000 small and medium sized businesses.

With a wide variety of training on-offer, having a one-stop place to browse, book and register for training to help advance the vision and objectives of each council was required.

Solution: Bluedrop’s experience and the inherent flexibility of its training platform was a perfect fit, and it has since partnered with the Sector Councils to develop and launch customized SkillsPass training ‘Marketplaces’- thereby enabling each of the 13 Sector Councils to offer individualized online, in-person and recorded training options for its members and industry vertical .

Outcomes: The first five Sector Council training marketplace virtual storefronts launched in 2020, with specific and relevant training options tailored for each Sector.

Select Marketplace Homepages: https://truckingns.skillspass.com/ https://hcscns.skillspass.com/ https://nonprofitns.skillspass.com/ https://fishingns.skillspass.com/

Demonstration

Simply complete the form below and a Bluedrop ISM team member will contact you to arrange your 30 minute power demo of the SkillsPass training platform and our related workforce training solutions.

Enhancing Critical Workforce Skills

Bluedrop’s experience and proven eLearning content development capabilities are foundational in supporting our customers’ upskilling & reskilling requirements, and in maximizing the power of the SkillsPass™ Integrated Skills Management Platform.

Whether for broad State/Province upskilling programs, or single use, rapid response training requirements for a specific industry requirement- we can deliver an online solution with proven effectiveness and verifiable training results.

EXPANSIVE

Bluedrop has developed and deployed eLearning training to support large and diverse upskilling and reskilling initiatives of governments and industries around the globe.

EXPERIENCED

Bluedrop has amassed a a vast library of proven and impactful eLearning courses. Specialization includes commercial truck driver training, workplace productivity, entrepreneurship and a host of regulatory inspired courses,

CONNECTED

The eLearning content solution combined with our SkillsPass ISM platform to help connect workers, employers, and related stakeholders. We also offer full execution support and program management including marketing, adoption, and customer support specialists that help drive successful uptake and results.

Our Solution – Multi-Stakeholder Benefits

Offers online training, certification, and credential management capabilities to support the transformation of broad-based upskilling/reskilling.

Is industry-agnostic, and is now securely deployed with governments, industry associations and employers around the world, with close to 3 Million users.

Enables the deployment of wide ranging course content options to support skill development including industry mandated, OH&S, and upskilling in those critical in-demand functions required in the new digital economy.

Provides partners with a digital, single line-of-sight into training results, credentials, and certifications at the industry through to the individual level.

SAFEGUARD

With security and support that safeguards our client investments in two key ways:

  1. Battle-Tested Solutions– Having met the highest levels of audit, scrutiny, and testing related to data security, privacy/consent legislation, and web content accessibility guidelines.
    • Our consent-driven architecture supports the latest regulations and best practices in data privacy/consent, security, accessibility. The platform is secure and audit-proof- with SOC 2 Type I Audit Certification, PCI standards compliance, adherence to all SaaS security and privacy requirements, and more.  
    • We are global leaders in this space. Over the past few years, we have been through 500 governmental client Threat Risk Assessments, passed 5 Provincial PIAs, launched with 8 governments and 5 regulators, been approved and deployed by the US state departments to deploy the solution in 30 Countries.  
  2. Full Delivery Support Options– Our experienced Adoption Services Group can help clients realize their objectives after launch. We help ensure that if you build it, they actually will come.
    • Our team has managed client training initiatives that have impacted millions of workers, and support training stakeholders (e.g., training partners and employers) to adopt solutions.
    • Our optional managed services range from supporting client adoption efforts to full outsourcing of the rollout and operation of training initiatives. For some of our clients, we actually operate their entire training solution, including:
      • Full onboarding and training for stakeholder groups (such as training partners or employers) 
      • Generating awareness, engaging with potential partners, performing system demos, signing on partners, etc.
      • Sales and Marketing– we staff account management and sales roles, complete marketing strategies, design and place advertising, and develop promotional materials.

DELIVER

Providing end-to-end training delivery and credential management for all training formats…

  • This can include virtual, online, in-person, and blended training. Core capabilities include:
    • Manage learning paths that can include combination of online, virtual and blended offerings
    • Manage prerequisite requirements 
    • Track microcredentials that can be combined to form a master credential
    • Allow clients to build their own online courses and assessments 
    • Provide bookmarking so that learners can complete training in multiple sessions 
  • We have a globally recognized team of Learning Design and Production experts that work with industry SMEs to produce online and blended courseware and microcredentials.  They can take a project from concept to finished product within a few weeks. 
  • Over the years we have also amassed a large library of specialized courseware to address stubborn or urgent skills gaps with almost immediate time-to-launch and value.

REIMAGINE

A seamless online training ecosystem connection for all stakeholders or partners…

  • Including governments, regulators, industry associations, unions, career centers, training providers, employers and more.
  • These cross-organizational and complex training situations would overwhelm an LMS. SkillsPass fixes that, with a robust suite of NexGen features and functionality including:
    • ONLINE TRAINING HUB– our embedded MarketPlusTM online training marketplace- allowing our clients to go beyond their own training offerings and consolidate external training sources, whether classroom, online, or virtual. 
    • UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE– Industry open architecture solution design that enables third party solution integration and the bringing together of key partners/systems and eliminating the siloed, restrictive nature of the traditional LMS.
    • TRAINING PARTNER INTEGRATION– Training partner enablement through unique storefronts to accept bookings, track attendance, and issue certificates working in concert with each client’s marketplace. APIs are also available for Training Partners with their own software.
    • DIGITAL WORKER PASSPORT– The industry-first SkillsPass Worker Passport, allowing end-users to access and share their validated credentials securely with employers and regulators (via QR code).
    • MULTI-LEVEL REPORTING– Robust reporting and insights at an employer and industry (client) level. Clients can provide a business account for each employer partner to allow them to track valid certificates, assign training, and see the final results and expiry notifications. The platform also generates valuable client insights about training completion at certificate, demographic, partner, industry, and regional levels.

Giving Bank:
Eligibility Requirements (None)

  • Connect with us and send us your information – we’re happy to learn more and explore whether we are a fit.

Community Events:
Eligibility Requirements (None)

  • Connect with us and send us your information – we’re happy to learn more and explore whether we are a fit.

Supporting Refugees and Recent Immigrants :
Eligibility Requirements

  • Applications can be received from the following:

    • A registered not-for-profit or charity that supports refugees and recent immigrants in NL
    • A refugee or recent immigrant with a specific need in NL
Technology Upgrades:
Eligibility Requirements
  • Ability to clearly explain the challenges you are looking to address through a Salesforce implementation 
  • Project needs to be developed, launched and demonstrate results within 12 months
Women in Tech Grants:
Eligibility Requirements

Applications can be received from the following:

  • A woman registered in a recognized technology related program
  • A registered college or university wanting to provide a grant
  •  A registered not-for-profit or charity that supports women in tech programs
  • A tech sector focused community group 
  • Student and organizations need to reside in Canada
Community Skills & Economic Empowerment:
Eligibility Requirements
  • Ability to clearly explain the problem you are looking to address 
  • Ability to describe how this support will help you better assist your participants
  • Projects need to be developed, launched and demonstrate results within 12 months

Eligibility Requirements

  • At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis
  • Praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas
  • Molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique
  • Sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga.

Contact Us

Let’s keep this simple- just fire us an email, or give us a call if you have questions, or simply want to chat more about workforce skill development!
info@bluedrop.com
1.800.563.3638
18 Prescott Street, St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada