Now Live: Blue Ribbon Techs Serving the Credentials, Skills and Community Support Needs of Technology Professionals, Their Clients and Employers

Blue Ribbon Techs launches on October 2, 2012,
signs first technicians and launches first clients

Minneapolis – October 2, 2012 – Blue Ribbon Techs, North America’s only central credentials and skills service dedicated exclusively to the needs of technology field service professionals, has deployed live and has obtained its first technician members and first client: FieldSolutions.

Based on a singular mission to serve and protect technology field service professionals, Blue Ribbon Techs asserts that the field technician needs and deserves services that they can control and deliver. The Blue Ribbon Techs first and only “One-and-Done” credentialing process is specifically designed to reduce the endless and expensive cycle of profiles, background checks and certifications that independent contractor techs go through today one client after another. Its universally accepted Blue Ribbon Techs Certification and Credentials Service Center serves technicians in achieving their primary missions of being recognized as a professional, getting work, delivering great service, making money and growing their business.

“Our new technician credentials center, learning service center and community tools are the first of their kind for the technology industry and the professionals that make technology work,” said Blue Ribbon Techs CEO Mike Kraemer. By providing the only customer neutral, central credentials service, our technician members can better navigate the fast-changing work environment, whether that be full employment, staff augmented long-term contract-for-hire work or short-term project assignments.  Plus, they save time and money as they only have to buy and build their credentials once in serving many clients, and the clients have the confidence that a current and verified credential is in place for each technician they utilize.

Adds Ray W. Caul, Vice President End User Services for Fujitsu America:  “Having an independent company manage credentials and provide governance and tracking around technical resources will ensure we are utilizing proper resources to meet our customers’ requirements. We’re looking forward to Blue Ribbon Techs becoming generally available as a provider to Fujitsu”.

Blue Ribbon Techs Signs First Client: FieldSolutions

Blue Ribbon Techs announces the signing of two foundational customers.  First, it has been selected by leading technology contingent staffing firm FieldSolutions as the launch client for centralized credentials management services. FieldSolutions is deploying Blue Ribbon Techs for all its background check, drug testing and employment verification credential services and maintenance.

Adds Mac Lewis, CEO of FieldSolutions, “We serve many of the leading technology companies in the world, and find that the complexity and rigor required around individual provider credentials verification is growing rapidly. This places a burden on technicians and makes provider sourcing expensive and time-consuming. We’ve chosen to work with Blue Ribbon Techs because they are fundamentally reducing the cost and increasing the speed of technician provider credential verification to the entire industry, and provide us the confidence that the credentials are accurately assessed and maintained over time. There’s no other service available like this in North America, and we are certain this will enable the technology service industry to save money and improve quality.”

About Blue Ribbon Techs

Blue Ribbon Techs is the first independent, online service exclusively providing technology field service professionals a single, efficient and neutral service to obtain and maintain credentials, education, and relationships. Rather than selling “service transactions” or providing a “technician database for hire”, the company hosts the information a technician needs to be eligible for work assignments in a way that saves time and money, and provides an advantage in obtaining the assignment. Blue Ribbon Techs’ personal information is protected, and is only made available with technician permission to qualified organizations.  For more information contact Mike Kraemer, CEO, (email) michael.kraemer@blueribbontechs.com  or (telephone) (320) 230-2090, or visit www.BlueRibbonTechs.com.

About FieldSolutions, Inc.

FieldSolutions (www.fieldsolutions.com) provides field service technicians to large technology services companies throughout North America. Its combination of online self-service commerce engine and full-service resource management services gives clients a seamless variable service model unavailable elsewhere. FieldSolutions’ ‘direct-to-tech’ network of more than 27,000 independent contractors offers comprehensive, low-cost services for global technology and service companies, including electronics manufacturers, resellers and service providers from all areas of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.fieldsolutions.com.

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