March 11, 2016  
  Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board Modernizes the Workforce System

Pacific Gateway Partners with Bluedrop Learning Networks for a Multi-million Dollar Initiative


ST.JOHN’s, NL, Canada, March 11, 2016 – Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board (“Pacific Gateway”), administered by the City of Long Beach, is launching a ground-breaking service to bring efficiency and scale to the workforce system. To allow more reach and to ensure customers receive an intuitive experience, Pacific Gateway is partnering with Bluedrop Learning Networks, a division of Bluedrop Performance Learning, in a multi-million dollar initiative. Bluedrop Learning Networks (“Bluedrop”) is a SaaS-based provider of Integrated Skills Management (ISM) systems that helps the unemployed get jobs and workers to advance.

This initiative streamlines complex workplace environments to an online platform, providing case managers and workforce staff the opportunity and time to work with people – rather than pile high documents. The intelligent intake process combined with the assessment feature gives a truly customized experience, allowing us to treat each individual appropriately. From resume building to just-in-time learning, this modernized system closes the skills gap and serves a variety of stakeholders from job seekers, to incumbent workers and employers.

“As a leader of innovation, Bluedrop is facilitating just-in-time learning for this project. This allows Pacific Gateway to focus on better workflow for their customers which in turn sustains a better connection between employers and job seekers.” states Nick Schultz, Pacific Gateway Executive Director

“There are a few innovations that make this product possible,” says Emad Rizkalla, Founder and CEO of Bluedrop Performance Learning. "We are applying technology in a way that it can finally do the heavy lifting for our clients, providing them the flexibility to deliver more value and opportunities for their customers. I am confident that the Pacific Gateway experience will provide an important benchmark for the WIOA structured world.”

"Our aim is to give an extra degree of one on one support for those who really need it” continues Nick, “By implementing these online processes, we are increasing efficiency and communication for all stakeholders. By automating services, our self-serve learning modules allow people to access services remotely which reduces administrative processes in order to maximize case intake. This system also gives direct use for industry specific employers in high growth sectors who are seeking out potential employees.”


Currently, Pacific Gateway is serving 10,000 job seekers annually. With this initiative however, each process will become an integral part for scaling and diversifying basic services. As Pacific Gateway reaches a broader user base in the community, their new goal is to reach and help 50,000 job seekers annually.

About Pacific Gateway:


Pacific Gateway is a public agency serving Long Beach, Signal Hill, and the Los Angeles Harbor communities. Aiming to enhance the delivery of workforce development services, they connect adults, youth, and businesses to opportunities - job seekers to employment, and businesses to skilled workers. Pacific Gateway’s goal is to improve the economic vitality of an entire region by connecting job seekers to resources that will enable them to become economically stable, and create a robust business community that is connected to a well-trained and skilled labor force.

About Bluedrop Learning Networks

Bluedrop Learning Networks is an innovator in workplace development and offers a completely tailored solution designed to meet the unique needs of each client. Delivered as a Software as a Service solution, the scalable platform is designed to transform the workplace by designing, developing and delivering practical, actionable and affordable solutions that improves individual and overall performance of organizations. For more information, visit Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc.

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