PROVIDING THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
This Freeport-McMoRan program is a unique multi-leveled business skills training and certification program that helps women build their dream of starting or growing their own business. Using innovative web based technologies, all instruction, tools and resources are delivered through an online learning format to provide women with business knowledge and skills. This cloud based training program is designed specifically to support women entrepreneurs in Chile and Peru, two of the countries where Freeport-McMoRan operates mining facilities. Following the student’s certification, continued access to an online forum will provide the women with tools and templates to successfully manage and track their business performance. They will also benefit from interaction with a community of women entrepreneurs for support, to source information and to build their supply chain.
DreamBuilder launched its cloud-based learning model in Chile and Peru, two countries where Freeport-McMoRan operates mining facilities. Development of an English version soon will allow expansion of the program in North America and beyond.
The Dreambuilder Methodologies
Alma, a fictional woman entrepreneur, introduces business concepts in a conversational and relatable tone. Alma shares examples from her own business, making the information practical and relevant.
By using Telenovela (soap opera) dramatizations in the Spanish version and episodic animations in the English version, DreamBuilder portrays each concept in action, demonstrating smart solutions to common challenges. Testimonials from successful women entrepreneurs reinforce each message.
Participants get to practice each concept by completing exercises, games, and activities. Fun and interactive activities ensure that the learner fully understands the concepts.
Throughout DreamBuilder, the learner is asked questions about her own business idea, applying the concepts of the course. Her answers are fed into the innovative Business Plan Generator which will create the first draft of her business plan at the end of the program.