Tuesday, May 10, 2015  
 

Bluedrop Technology Supports Women Entrepreneurs in USA

 
  DreamBuilder English Program Announced -  The award winning DreamBuilder program, that has helped thousands of Spanish speaking women in Latin America, will now be available in a new English format throughout the United States.

These women will join approximately 300,000 people using Bluedrop’s unique learning platform around the world. This includes thousands of women who have enrolled in the Latin America DreamBuilder program, and the American DreamBuilder pilot initiative announced in 2013.

The Bluedrop Training Management and Delivery platform is a streamlined, highly scalable solution for training delivery in workforce development. This cloud-based technology solves the overwhelming need for clients to simplify and scale training delivery, automate process, facilitate partnerships, track progress, and measure results.

“We are pleased that the US federal government has seen the benefit of this program in efficiently bringing critical skills to female entrepreneurs. The Small Business Administration made this technology available to more than 100,000 women that visit over 100 Women’s Small Business Centers in the US each year. Bluedrop is proud to make a difference and use our skills and talents to help these deserving entrepreneurs to succeed.”

~ Emad Rizkalla, Founder & CEO, Bluedrop

About English-language Dreambuilder

Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of the ASU Knowledge Enterprise at Arizona State University, recently launched an English-language version of the DreamBuilder (www.dreambuilder.org) program.

DreamBuilder guides students through a program augmented by animation, interactive exercises, and video testimonials of successful entrepreneurs. A Business Plan Generator, embedded in the program, creates a personalized, editable business plan, individually crafted by each student as a part of her graduation from the program. The program is not only relevant for women who are thinking of starting a small business, but also those who already own small or medium-sized businesses and simply need additional support to increase their success and income. While anyone in the United States access the program online, women who choose to engage in it through a local non-profit organization will find additional support. Designed for women entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a small business, the online learning program will be available throughout the United States in association with the Small Business Administration beginning immediately. The Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership will serve as a point of coordination for the program. The office oversees a network of more than 100 Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories assisting women who are economically or socially disadvantaged. Women are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.


About Bluedrop Learning Networks

Bluedrop Learning Networks (BLN) is a wholly owned company of Bluedrop Performance Learning. (TSX-V: BPL) BLN is the global thought leader in empowering Extended Workforce Ecosystems. Our clients are workforce agencies, foundations/NGOs, unions, workplace regulators, and educational institutes which manage the complex training needs of the people they serve.

The Bluedrop Training Management and Delivery platform allows these organizations to support an increasingly mobile workforce as they move between employers, training providers and supporting agencies. The software enables clients to scale programs, automate process, create partnerships and measure results. Our solutions help workers to manage mandatory certifications, apprentices to track new skills at work, the unemployed to get jobs, the underemployed to advance, dreamers to start businesses, and local businesses to grow. www.bluedrop.com


Additional Links

Thunderbird School of Global Management Introduces DreamBuilder Program in USA

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation’s International Women Entrepreneurs Training Program Launches Domestically in association with Small Business Administration

http://media.thunderbird.edu/

Bluedrop Wins Prestigious Brandon Hall Excellence Award in Learning Technology

DreamBuilder Elearning Initiative Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in Chile and Peru

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Media contacts:

Lynn Hammond

Director of Corporate Communications

Bluedrop Learning Networks

lynnhammond@bluedrop.com

709-330-1260

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