INTERACTIVE TRAINING

Bluedrop accelerates workforce enablement with eLearning content solutions that deliver accessible, interactive, and high-quality online training with a focus on critically important entry-level and industrial upskilling & reskilling.

The only skill that will be important in the 21st century is the skill of learning new skills. Everything else will become obsolete over time”
– PETER F. DRUCKER
Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Global Skills Crisis

INDUSTRY CHALLANGE

54%
of all employees, by 2022, will require significant upskilling, according to the World Economic Forum

ORGANIZATIONAL RISK

GLOBAL IMPACT

By 2030, there will be a global human talent shortage of more than 85 million people, representing $8.5 trillion in unrealized annual revenues.

Despite the universally recognized need for continuous skill development, many industries and organizations are lagging- due in part to (a) the lack of industry relevant and credible training content, and (b) the failure to leverage learning management solutions that can effectively and efficiently manage the delivery of this content across entire industries and organizations.

A Reality Check- Upskilling Challenges at ALL Levels

CONTENT

Research shows that most organizations are not equipped with upskilling content and resources to develop their teams.

COST

There are significant direct and indirect costs associated with accessing and completing in-person, off-site, and/or facilitated training.

TIME

Even when resources are available, the staff down-time required with broad-based upskilling is deemed prohibitive for many organizations.

CONSISTENCY

The lack of consistency of content, delivery, and of knowledge outcomes for all workers (and at the same time) limits the perceived value and/or the complexity involved with skill development.

The Path Forward
Foundational Upskilling Requirements

As industries shift toward a digital-first mindset, all employees need to be continuously upskilled and tech-savvy to perform even the most basic functional job tasks. 

However, three key factors are noteworthy:

  • Relevance is a must– Skill development content must be industry-specific, credible, and endorsed, and digital- to allow for user access and ongoing updates and modifications to align with fast-changing industry and employer requirements.

  • Time is of the essence– Upskilling the workforce is an imperative across the globe to help to address industry, organizational, and individual risk, and to maximize productivity, and remain relevant in the age of digital transformation

  • Accessibility is critical– Access to online content effectively addresses a variety of challenges noted for skill development, most notably the time required for organizations and individuals; and, the COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated the need for- and value of on-demand, around-the-clock eLearning access.
The window to closing the global skill gap is closing fast. Industries and employers need access to high quality and credible upskilling content and delivery solutions that allow cross-organizational workers to attain and retain new skills, in the new economy.
Enhancing Critical Workforce Skills

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

  • Expansive– Bluedrop has depth and breadth of content delivery, having developed and deployed training content that has supported large, diverse, broad-based upskilling & reskilling efforts of governments and industries around the globe.

  • Experienced– With close to three decades of experience, Bluedrop has amassed a vast library of proven and impactful eLearning, specializing in critical entry-level content including 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 client support specialists that help drive successful uptake and results.
Interactive solutions for workforce upskilling, single-use industry-mandated, or rapid response training requirements

Bluedrop’s industry-first online training solution for Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) in the commercial trucking sector, launched in collaboration with Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI).

Interactive, Accessible & Credible Content

CONSISTENT

Bluedrop delivers off-the-shelf and custom upskilling & reskilling solutions that offer consistency in access, content style, and delivery regardless of industry, or location. 

SCALABLE

Demonstrated experiences across large geographical and multi-stakeholder environments with millions of trainees. When paired with our SkillsPass ISM platform, this value is further enhanced with industry-scale access to training with a simple registration and login process.

EFFICIENT

Our solutions offer proven training efficiencies- at an industry level- for online training that greatly reduces travel, logistics, instructor, and head-count costs- while allowing trainees to complete the training on-demand, at their desired pace.

MEASURABLE

All training content is grounded in proven eLearning knowledge delivery and retention best practices, with learning progress and results being digitally trackable and verifiable for optimal monitoring and compliance reporting.

This new online and interactive training supports SGI’s commitment to enable higher training standards to commercial trucking, and to work with eLearning experts like Bluedrop to bring innovative solutions to the industry.”

– KAROL NOE
Senior Director, SGI Auto Fund
Advance Your Workforce
Bluedrop offers an expansive library of core upskilling solutions, and the proven ability to expedite high quality, interactive, and results-driven content for critical training needs, regardless of industry.

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.

Interactive, Industry-Scale, & Easily Deployed Training Solutions

Closing the Skill Gap

Our off-the-shelf and purpose-built interactive training solutions help modernize skill development execution for governments and industry associations- for the benefit of end-users including training providers, employers, employees, and job seekers.

PROVEN

Our vast content library- which has been deployed in dozens of States, Provinces, and Industries with millions of active users- is developed in collaboration with industry experts and reputable partner-endorsed sources to ensure optimal relevancy and credibility.

USER-CENTRIC

Designed with the end-user in mind, our solutions offer unparalleled interactivity, accessibility, and trainee value- including real-time tracking of progress, credential verification, and expiry notifications when deployed as part of our SkillsPass training platform.

SECURE

Bluedrop ensures confidentiality of all trainee and client/user data, and adheres to all content development and SaaS data security and privacy requirements- most notably PCI compliance standards, and System and Organizational Control (SOC) 2 Type II Audit Certification.

Our Intel
See below for more information on Bluedrop’s extensive eLearning experience, global
solution deployments, and the capabilities offered by the SkillsPass™ platform.

Upskilling/Reskilling Capability Brief

Research 
Data

Let’s Talk

Whether it’s on a Federal, State/Provincial, or Individual Employer-scale, Bluedrop’s upskilling & reskilling experience, solutions, and capabilities help accelerate your workforce development.

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

At Bluedrop we strongly believe that we have the privilege and responsibility to be a source for social good in our communities. Through our employee-run True Blue committee, we live out our core value to be “Compassionate Always.”

  • Annually, every Bluedropper is provided with a “giving bank account” and encouraged to make donations to organizations that have meaning to them.
  • By purchasing employee tickets to events and fundraisers in the city and providing time off work to volunteer, we encourage everyone to be active members in our community.
  • We provide scholarships for women in tech programs, do random acts of kindness and partner with local and international organizations who reflect our core business of providing workplace skills training.
  • We see being compassionate as a strength.

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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.

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