In line with the ‘Skill India’ initiative of the Government of India, Ola Cabs will create 10,000 jobs in Maharashtra.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with the Maharashtra government.
“We are proud to work with the government to train and provide the right skill set to thousands of men and women across Maharashtra and help them take their first step towards entrepreneurship,” said Sandeep Divakaran, Chief Financial Officer of Ola Fleet Technologies.
Ola has pledged to provide skill development, vocational training and benefits such as insurance to 10,000 Ola driver partners within the next two years.
They will work in close association with government training institutes, NGOs, and affiliated private institutes to provide the utilities and technological frameworks necessary to create skilled drivers.
In the long term, Ola will train 50 lakh drivers by 2020 and will invest Rs 100 crore into the project.
Ola will also partner with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and RISE India, a non-profit organisation, for the empowerment of the socio-economically marginalised, to set up 500 driver training centers around the country.
The State Government itself has set a target of skilling more than 45 million people by 2022 .
It had already signed an MoU with Uber.