Shadowfax ties up with ASSOCHAM to upskill youth under the Skill India Mission

NEW DELHI: Shadowfax has joined hands with the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) to promote micro entrepreneurship in gig economy under the aegis of Government of India’s Skill India Mission initiative.

Under this partnership, ASSOCHAM will work with the government to create awareness about the benefits of working in this attractive sector and the right candidates shall be trained as per government standards to make them employment ready for the delivery & hospitality sector. Once trained they will be provided business and entrepreneurship opportunities in delivery sector through the Shadowfax logistics platform. This is expected to create an additional resource pool of 1.6 lakh trained delivery personnel in the course of next two years across India including metros, tier 2, tier 3 cities and rural areas.

In a statement, Saurabh Sharma, VP Growth & Expansion, Shadowfax said, “This partnership which seeks to upskill more than 150000 youth to make them employable, is in line with our corporate social mission to create a million microentrepreneurs by 2023. The project will provide us a pool of trained delivery partners from across India including metros, tier 2-3 cities and towns and rural areas.”

Maninder Singh Nayyar, Co-Chairman, Skill & Entrepreneurship ASSOCHAM, in a statement said, “Upskilling alone does not help our youth, they need enough business opportunities to prove their mettle. Our partnership with Shadowfax will provide our trained youth ample opportunities to make their mark. The project is expected to add approximately 20% more delivery personnel to the existing pool with organizations like Bal Bharti Academy also supporting this initiative at pan India level.”

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“ASSOCHAM will identify and train each selected youth as per standards set out by the government under the aegis of this initiative. The project is expected to add approximately 2 lakh delivery personnel to the current 10 lakh+ community,” said Ajay Sharma, Assistant Secretary General, ASSOCHAM, in a statement.


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