Uber to train one million drivers in India

Uber has collaborated with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Maruti Suzuki to support skill development initiative of the government

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Archana Mishra | September 16, 2016 | New Delhi


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Manish Kumar, CEO NSDC (L) and Amit Jain, president Uber India.
Manish Kumar, CEO NSDC (L) and Amit Jain, president Uber India.

 The project UberSHAAN will give access to skill development and driver training to the unskilled, help trained drivers receive commercial licenses and support the entrepreneurial ambitions of licensed drivers through vehicle financing and leasing solutions.

“Uber is committed to creating more economic opportunities and extends full support to the government’s Skill India and entrepreneurship building initiatives. With UberSHAAN, our plan is to rapidly scale India’s entrepreneurial base and generate one million livelihood opportunities on the Uber platform by 2018,” said Amit Jain , President Uber India, who launched the initiative at the 9th Global Skill Summit at FICCI on Thursday.
 
As part of the MoU signed with Maruti, the two will conduct a four month pilot project in Delhi/NCR, Hyderabad and Chennai and organise driver training and on-boarding programmes, which is required to join the Uber platform. On completion of training and receipt of a commercial license, the company will support the journey of successful candidates by offering vehicle financing and leasing solutions. Based on learnings from the pilot project, the partnership will be expanded to other cities across India.
 
 Through its partnership with NSDC, it will setup Uber Partner Support Centres in Driver Training Centres affiliated to the Automotive Sector Development Council (ASDC) under NSDC. These centres will facilitate vehicle leasing, financing and digital skills for trained and certified drivers.
 
“The market dynamics have changed drastically with the unconventional approach that players like Uber have brought about in our country. It has opened doors for many,” said Manish Kumar, CEO, NSDC.
 

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