India – Human cloud firm Ola and automaker strike driver training deal

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By (Craig Johnson)

Human cloud firm Ola, which matches people with drivers similar to Uber, struck a deal with India-based car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki to train 40,000 individual workers/Ola partners in safe driving over a three-year period.

The deal calls for Maruti Suzuki to help drivers obtain a commercial license and assist in vehicle financing so the workers can purchase their own cars at the end of a training course. Olawould provide leads on potential drivers to Maruti Suzuki.

All aspiring drivers will undergo a 30-day driver training class.

“Mobility in India is a huge need and the industry has the potential to empower aspiring individuals from all walks of life to become micro-entrepreneurs,” Ola Chief Operating Officer Pranay Jivrajka said.

“This partnership falls in line with Ola’s goal of skilling 5 million drivers in the next five years and continue to build a conducive ecosystem for them to grow as entrepreneurs,” Jivrajka said. “We are delighted to work with a trusted Indian brand like Maruti to create a unique solution to skill tens of thousands of aspiring driver-entrepreneurs realize their dreams. This is yet another initiative from Ola towards creating a robust and balanced driver ecosystem; which is vital to realize our mission of creating mobility for a billion Indians.”

The pilot phase of the initiative will be rolled out in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and the National Capital Region.

Source:: Staffing Industry Analysts Daily Newsfeed


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