Who is “Bluedrop” vs. “SkillsPass”
To put it simply: Bluedrop is the company and SkillsPass is its software.
Bluedrop is has been around for 20+ years, with headquarters in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Our mandate is to lead niche markets where technology and learning can deliver new levels of operational success. We have focused on various workforce issues and in 2015 Bluedrop won a critical contract with WorkPlaceNL, the Workers' Compensation Board in NL. They were having significant pain tracking training records for their nine mandatory certifications. The SkillsPass platform was born. In addition to streamlining training data and ease of registration, the platform also introduced the digital certificate. The creation of a valid, digital certificate was a game changer for a fragmented industry that has historically relied on a worker keeping each safety certification issued manually by a training provider in their wallet and ready for inspection.
cToday, SkillsPass can manage training expiration notifications for Training Providers, Workers and Employers; Workers have all their training history on one card, share with their employers, and can manage recertification and upcoming training; necessary stakeholders and supervisors can access valid training records with ease. MLTSD Inspectors will accept all safety training records presented to them via SkillsPass which can be directly from a worker’s phone where they can view individual certifications or scan the SkillsPass QR code. They will also accept printed versions of certifications from SkillsPass should workers choose to print.