India’s home-grown Cab Aggregator, OLA had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Madhya Pradesh Government to impart training for about 25,000 people in the Country. The MoU was signed specifically with Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission (MPSSDM) and Directorate of Skill Development (Technical Education and Skill Development Department).
As part of this initiative, Ola will work closely with the state’s Skill Development department to provide essential training infrastructure, utilities and technology framework that will ensure an improved employment scenario for the youth of Madhya Pradesh.
Ola said, “The MoU is focused towards training, skill development and empowerment of 25,000 driver partners in the next two years. The company has set the goal of nurturing micro-entrepreneurship and skilling 50 Lakh drivers by 2020.”
Apart from skilling and training thousands of men and women, Ola will organise on-ground events, build communication modules and create a conducive ecosystem for aspiring driver partners to get requisite training and skills. The cab aggregator also aims to train more than 10,000 women driver entrepreneurs over the next 5 years.
Talking about the initiative, Shri. Sanjeev Singh, CEO, MPSSDM (Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission) said “We are confident that our partnership with Ola will accelerate government’s efforts towards economic development. Ola has today grown to become the preferred mode of transport in several cities across the state. This association will ensure more and more citizens get access to convenient and affordable mobility solutions. The government has also laid down several policies to bolster progress by creating a sustainable environment for industries and businesses to grow. Subsequently, deploying the right skilling and training methodologies to create employability and entrepreneurial opportunities will be invaluable for the state’s growth.”
Ola services are successfully operational in 5 cities (Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Ujjain) of Madhya Pradesh and provide all of their services in the state.
Ola has tied up with NSDC and RISE India to skill the people around the country. They have signed identical MoU with other states like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Read more news on Government Initiatives.