Uber Signs MoU with ASDC, To Train & Certify 100,000 Individuals as Commercial Licensed Drivers
Uber needs driver partners on their system to maintain the aggressive growth trajectory they have planned for themselves in India. To achieve that Uber has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Automotive Skills Development Council to train and certify over 100,000 individuals as commercially licensed drivers onto the Uber platform over the next 3 years.
According to the agreement, Automotive Skills Development Council will provide driver skills training to candidates along and in accordance with the relevant Qualification Standards certification prescribed by the ASDC, through its network of over 200 certified training partners pan-India.
On the other hand Uber will provide drivers with entrepreneurship opportunities on its platform to those who have successfully received the requisite government documentation and relevant Qualification Standards certification by ASDC. In addition, Uber will also provide certified drivers with attractive vehicle financing programs to purchase their own vehicles.
Amit Jain, President of Uber, said: “Uber has always been deeply committed to creating hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs from all corners of India and from all sections of society. We are thrilled to enter into this groundbreaking partnership with the ASDC which will go a long way in supporting quality skills training and development, certification and access to fair and equitable livelihood opportunities for men and women as driver-partners on the Uber platform.”
Even Educated professionals are driving Cabs now
When we think of drivers in India, we tend to think of them as people with low education and those who are trying make the ends meet. With arrival of cab aggregator companies like Ola and Uber, that is completely changing. Many middle class professionals, Fresh graduates and even people employed in corporates are shifting to driving cabs. Reason – they end up making more money and get more time on hands for pursue their passion.
Hundreds and thousands of Ola and Uber drivers are making upwards of Rs. 50,000 for 8-10 hours work and flexible timings. In fact, if you search the internet, you will find many of them even making close to a Lakh of rupee every month. In India, only a few people command that kind of pay!
Very few jobs offer that kind of money just for knowing how to drive and owning a vehicle!