Deliveroo Singapore yesterday announced a partnership with Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC) to support its riders in their lifelong learning journey. The online food delivery company has also invested in a funding scheme to help riders subsidise their SkillsFuture course fees.

As part of the collaboration, Central Singapore CDC will conduct a SkillsFuture Advice workshop on 18 January, tailored to areas of interest shared by Deliveroo riders.

Through the SkillsFuture Advice workshop, Central Singapore CDC will guide Deliveroo riders as they advance their SkillsFuture journey, covering key trends in the workplace, suitable courses to match their desired skill sets and SkillsFuture resources available.

This partnership comes on the back of a survey conducted among Deliveroo’s rider fleet last year, which found that riders are most interested to attend courses in the areas of e-commerce, language, business management, programming and coding.

Deliveroo Singapore’s partnership with Central Singapore CDC is the latest in a series of initiatives to provide upskilling and training for its riders. In May 2019, Deliveroo launched its OpenClassrooms programme to offer more than 300 free online learning courses for riders, including help to start-up businesses, soft skills training and web design courses. In April 2020, the company expanded its OpenClassrooms programme to provide riders and their families with access to over 700 online courses as they stay home during Circuit Breaker.

New funding scheme allows Deliveroo riders to offset up to S$300 of their SkillsFuture course fees

At the same time, the online food delivery company has also invested $9,000 in a funding scheme to subsidise SkillsFuture course fees for its riders.

Under the funding scheme, from now until 30 June 2021, riders with a standing account with Deliveroo can offset up to $300 of their SkillsFuture course fees, provided that they have used up their opening SkillsFuture credits.

Riders will need to inform Deliveroo of their intention to take up the scheme and submit a certificate of completion once they have finished the course. Deliveroo will also evaluate an extension of the initiative based on riders’ feedback in the first half of the year.

Sarah Tan, General Manager, Deliveroo Singapore, said: "Deliveroo is committed to supporting our riders reach their full potential, by giving them flexibility over their work and the space to grow professionally, acquiring and mastering important skills of their interests. We know that many riders work with us as a way to supplement their income or support a long term goal outside of Deliveroo. The funding scheme is aimed at giving our riders access to new opportunities, to deliver on their dreams and pursue their passions."

 

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