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Deliveroo invests over HK$1mn to upskill riders with VTC

Deliveroo invests over HK$1mn to upskill riders with VTC


A variety of upskilling programmes are available, including vehicle mechanics and automotive repairs, as well as skills development in business, communications, and marketing.

Deliveroo has rolled out new rider upskilling initiatives through a partnership with the Vocational Training Council (VTC), with a HK$1mn commitment to upskilling and empowering riders.

Classrooms are now open for Deliveroo riders who wish to broaden their business and mechanical skills. Spanning from management, communications, marketing, and entrepreneurship, riders can enroll in a three-day business course, giving them new opportunities towards a more diverse career path.

In addition to honing their business skills, riders can also enroll in a motorcycle repair course, where they will be exposed to basic motorcycle mechanics, vehicle inspection, and road safety. Through the basic mechanics course, riders will be empowered to take charge and repair their own vehicles, helping their peers and other bike users on the road, while also opening new doors and career pathways into the mechanics’ field.

Andrew Hui, General Manager, Deliveroo Hong Kong, believes by offering business and mechanic courses, a unique balance of both book smarts and street smarts can be achieved to enable the fleet to take on challenges that impact their lives on a day-to-day basis.

The two separate courses are an addition to the existing 700+ OpenClassrooms courses under Deliveroo’s Rider Academy and the scholarship programme for riders. The expansion of the skills Deliveroo offers to riders reinforces the platform's commitment to supporting the long-term development and growth of riders.

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