We are a relatively small company that believes in being ‘compassionate always.’ We can’t change the world but we are determined to put our full weight behind positive change in several targeted areas. Our community outreach and investment flow naturally out of our customer work helping disadvantaged groups find meaningful employment, and we’re fortunate to build on our ‘day job’ into our community outreach and investment.

Social Investment Areas
  • As a training development company, at the heart of what we do is provide skills training for individuals to not only join the workforce but also be more proficient and productive in their current careers.
  • We provide grants that support training and education initiatives that entail, for example, supporting new or ongoing skills development projects for employability or entrepreneurship. We support projects both in Canada and internationally.
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Ensuring that women have a role as current and future leaders in the technology workforce is critical, and the responsibility of us all.
  • We provide grants for women either in technology-related programs or female founders of tech start-ups.
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Through our solutions and software, our goal is to streamline and automate training and tracking for our clients so that it’s more effective. This helps them to save time and resources from manual work and focus on outcomes.
  • Through this grant, we are providing funding for charitable organizations to upgrade an aspect of their organizations’ technology to make them more efficient.
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • For the past 20 years, we have been developing custom eLearning which can be accessed anywhere and anytime – it helps to scale training while providing a consistent experience.
  • Through this donation, we are donating up to 2 hours of custom eLearning development.
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • It’s important for the Bluedroppers to be active members of our communities.
  • We purchase tickets to fundraisers and events for interested Bluedroppers.
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Each Bluedropper is provided with a “Giving Bank” account to make donations to charities that are important to them.
  • Eligibility Requirements
Are We a Fit?
Charity Business

Are you registered as a not-for-profit or charity and have been in operation for a minimum of 5 years?

Ideas

Do you have a project in mind that could make a difference to your organization and the people you serve?

Partnerships

Are you open to a partnership? We want to  learn about your work and hear your progress or challenges.

If we haven’t scared you away with talks about a partnership and commitment, great – Connect with us! We want to hear from you.

Connect with Us

True Blue provides the opportunity to either apply for funding for a specific area we support or, share information about the support you are looking for. To do so, please ensure you’ve reviewed the eligibility requirements under the specific area of investment we support from the menu of options above and then complete the form to the right to provide us with your contact information. One of our True Blue team members will then follow up with you- it’s that easy!

Does your charitable organization require grant support in one of the key social investment areas True Blue supports? if so, we would like to learn more about it!
Do you require support that Bluedroppers could provide through their individual Giving Banks? Send us information and we’ll share it with our team.
Do you need volunteers? Our team gets time off to volunteer, tell us about the volunteer opportunity.
Do you have a fundraiser event? Send us the details and we’ll explore getting tickets for Bluedroppers and others to attend.
Application Process

While timelines can vary, we strive to ensure that your application is reviewed and assessed by our True Blue team promptly, and if there is a fit, that we expedite our support for your organization. A typical application timeline is shown below for illustrative purposes. Our fiscal year starts on October 1st – while we accept applications throughout the year, we strongly encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible to ensure funding is available.

Step 1

Emails are reviewed by the True Blue team

Acknowledgment of receipt and additional information is requested where applicable or application is sent.

Time period: 1 week.

Step 2

Where an application form is applicable, the applicant is provided with 2 weeks to complete and send back to True Blue.

If an application is not required, a response will be provided on the relevant request.

Time period: 2 weeks

Step 3

Applications are reviewed by the True Blue team, clarifying questions are requested and decisions are provided.

Time Period: 2-3 weeks

Step 4

If the application is successful True Blue and the organization complete the contract.

Time Period: 2 weeks.  

Questions?
We’d love to hear from you!
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.

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.

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.

Charitable Events and Fundraisers:
Eligibility Requirements (None)

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

Online Training Development:
Eligibility Requirements
  • Ability to clearly explain the challenge or gap that you are looking to address through online training.
  • Ability to describe how the training will benefit your organization or participants.
  • Training needs to be developed, launched and demonstrate results within 12 months. 
  • Organizations need to be based in Canada.
Technology Upgrades:
Eligibility Requirements
  • Ability to clearly explain the technology challenges you are looking to address through an upgrade or change.
  • Ability to describe the upgrade or change that is required and how it will benefit your organization and operations.
  • 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:
    • Either a women 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 support women in tech programs.
  • Student and organizations need to reside in Newfoundland and Labrador
Community Skills & Economic Empowerment:
Eligibility Requirements
  • Ability to clearly explain the problem you are looking to address through this project.
  • Ability to describe how this project will help you better assist your participants.
  • Projects need to be developed, launched and demonstrate results within 12 months.

Eligibility Requirements

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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