NEW DELHI, Mar 4: Taxi-hailing app Ola has signed an agreement with the Madhya Pradesh Government to impart training to about 25,000 people.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission (MPSSDM) and Directorate of Skill Development (Technical Education and Skill Development Department) today.
The move is part of Ola’s target of skilling 50 lakh drivers by 2020.
“The MoU is focused towards training, skill development and empowerment of 25,000 driver partners in the next two years,” Ola said in a statement.
As part of this initiative, Ola will work closely with the state’s Skill Development Department in providing essential training infrastructure, utilities and technology framework that will ensure an improved employment scenario for the youth of Madhya Pradesh, it added.
In addition, Ola will organise on-ground events, build communication modules and create a conducive ecosystem for aspiring driver partners to get requisite training and skills.
“We are confident that our partnership with Ola will accelerate government’s efforts towards economic development along with effectively creating entrepreneurial opportunities for tens of thousands of men and women across the state,” Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission CEO Sanjeev Singh said.
Kiran Brahma, Business Head Madhya Pradesh at Ola, said the partnership will be instrumental in advancing its mission of enabling mobility for a billion Indians.
Ola is operational in 5 cities in Madhya Pradesh – Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Ujjain.
Ola has similar partnerships with NSDC and RISE India. It has also signed MoUs with several state governments including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Maharashtra for skilling of people. (PTI)