KUALA LUMPUR – Lalamove, the leading on-demand delivery platform, is delighted to share its latest initiative to upskill its driver partners by providing free academic courses with the International College of Sports and Management (ICMS).
As part of this program, Lalamove driver partners can attend free short-term courses offered by ICMS. These courses, led by ICMS' experienced and professional trainers, cover a wide range of knowledge and skills, including Customer Service, Digital Marketing, IT Fundamentals and more. All participants will receive a certificate at the end of the course, a bonus that is sure to benefit Lalamove driver partners.
The partnership is aligned with the government’s commitment to enhance the self-development of gig economy workers, notably as tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Sri Anwar Ibrahim's Budget 2024, centred around the theme of "Madani Economy: Empowering the People.”
Present to launch the initiative on October 17, 2023 were ICMS' Managing Director, Dato' Swaminathan S. Mahalingam, and Dr. Sivakumar Pertheban, Chief Executive, along with Jane Teh, Managing Director and the Driver Operations team of Lalamove Malaysia.
At the launching ceremony, Jane Teh, Managing Director of Lalamove Malaysia, emphasized that Lalamove is dedicated to enhancing its driver partners by providing upskilling benefits, which aligns favourably with the government's mission to upskill gig workers. She added, “In today's technology-driven world, we firmly believe that the upskilling opportunities we offer our driver partners will serve as the foundation for social mobility, granting them access to a world of new opportunities. This is where our partnership with the International College of Management and Sports (ICMS) seamlessly fits into the bigger picture.”
Each course caters to 50 Lalamove driver partners aged between 18 to 40 years old with PMR/PT3 or SPM education qualifications and below. The first course provided by ICMS will focus on enhancing Customer Service skills. This five-day course will be held at the International College of Management and Sports (ICMS) in Petaling Jaya. In addition to upskilling their existing driver partners, Lalamove also strives to offer ICMS students opportunities to earn additional income as a driver partner through an initiative aptly named “Ber-Lala Bersama ICMS”.
Without overlooking their academic pursuits, this opportunity allows the ICMS students to earn additional income on their terms. ICMS students who are pursuing Diploma in Business Administration can sign up as a Lalamove driver partner and receive a free Modernas Kriss motorcycle.
Dato' Swaminathan S. Mahalingam, the Managing Director of ICMS, highlighted that the long-term strategic partnership with Lalamove creates a mutually beneficial ecosystem for ICMS students.
"We hope that our students will acquire the necessary working skills to earn income while continuing their education, ultimately enhancing their employability after graduation. We want to ensure that education and employment are seamlessly integrated."
In full support of the government's commitment to upskilling gig workers, Lalamove invites individuals interested in upskilling while earning additional income with Lalamove and ICMS to join this beneficial initiative.
For more information about the initiative and other benefits offered to Lalamove driver partners, simply visit Lalamove's official Driver Rewards Programme page.
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