PROVIDING THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
This Thunderbird for Good 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.
WHERE WE’RE HELPING
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 the participant’s native language. Alma shares examples from her own business, making the information practical and relevant.
Telenovela dramatizations portray each concept in action, showing how to respond to challenges with smart business solutions. Testimonials from real women entrepreneurs reinforce each message.
Participants practice each concept by completing activities and educational games. They also use the innovative Business Plan Generator to strengthen their own strategies and models.
Participants demonstrate understanding of each concept by completing quizzes. Incorrect answers provide opportunities for participants to review problem topics.