Bluedrop Performance Learning Donates “12 Skills for Christmas” to Help Charities over the Holidays
5,000 Course Seats Valued at $100,000 USD Open to all Charities
ST. JOHN’S, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Bluedrop Performance Learning (TSXV:
BPL) today announced that registered charities and not-for-profit
organizations (NPOs) in Canada and the U.S. will be receiving a
different kind of gift for their staff this holiday season. Bluedrop
is donating 5,000 seats from their most popular online professional
training courses to help NPOs upgrade their staff skills.
Starting today, Bluedrop will make twelve of their most popular
workplace productivity courses available for free at www.coursepark.com/12skills to the first 5,000 registrants. The courses are valued at $100,000 USD
and are open to employees, volunteers and partners of registered
charities and not-for-profits.
“Bluedrop decided to give the gift of skills. Specifically, we’re
targeting the not-for-profit sector whose staff is challenged by time
and money from accessing important skills upgrades,” said Emad
Rizkalla, Founder and CEO of Bluedrop. “We want to help people who
spend their lives helping others. Fifty per cent of the skills that
people use in the workplace are outdated every 3 years,” Rizkalla
“We also want to do something about the growing digital skills gap that
exists between not-for-profits and their counterparts in government and
business,” said Rizkalla. “The learning gap means that many NPOs have
one hand tied behind their back as they tackle society’s most pressing
problems,” Rizkalla added.
The online training courses will be delivered on CoursePark.com,
Bluedrop’s cloud-based learning platform for the workplace. The most
relevant courses were carefully selected from CoursePark’s inventory
and target the 12 key skills essential for professional growth and
productivity. The courses cover a wide range of topics, including:
business & IT skills, social media training, project management and
stress management. The courses are typically less than 1 hour long and
can be accessed any time. Certificates are awarded upon successful
completion of each course.
Participants must register by January 7, 2013. Courses must be
completed by March 31, 2013.
Bluedrop Performance Learning (TSX-V: BPL) is an innovator in workplace
training for individuals, corporations, military personnel and the
public sector. Launched in 2004, with six offices and over 100
employees, Bluedrop is transforming the workplace by designing,
developing and delivering practical, actionable and affordable training
content that improves individual and overall performance of
organizations. For more information, visit www.bluedrop.com.
SOURCE Bluedrop Performance Learning