Grab PH launches GrabAcademy

TO DEVELOP advanced skills of the future, Grab Philippines has announced the launch of GrabAcademy, an online platform that provides its driver- and delivery-partners across the country free and equitable access to new learning and development opportunities to help them become more competitive in today’s digital-first economy.

The GrabAcademy is introducing new learning and development courses across three pillars, namely safety across the platform, growing within the platform and thriving beyond the platform.

These are in addition to courses on topics such as taxation and vehicle sanitation which have now migrated online.

“(This program) opens more sources of livelihood for our partners and will help them and their families thrive in the future,” Grab Philippines country head Grace Vera Cruz said.

In one of its latest collaborations, Grab partnered with Microsoft to provide Grab driver-partners access to Microsoft’s Digital Literacy certification program via the Grab driver app.

Grab driver-partners need to complete six basic courses, covering topics such as computer basics, online communication, and creating and managing digital content.

Upon completion of the course, driver-partners will be awarded a Microsoft certification for free. The courses will be available in both English and Filipino.

This program is also part of the broader regional GrabForGood collaboration between Grab and Microsoft, which aims to bridge the digital skills gap by committing their combined resources, expertise and capabilities to fulfill a shared vision of making the economic opportunities in technology and the digital economy accessible to everyone across Southeast Asia.

“Building digital skills and literacy is critical for us at Microsoft, especially today. Covid-19 has made digital transformation critical, and it has accelerated a global wave of technology adoption. But embracing digital opportunities requires having the necessary digital skills. This means empowering learning, supporting public policies for reskilling and encouraging continuous improvements,” Microsoft Philippines country manager Andres Ortola said.

Grab driver- and delivery-partners will receive a Certificate of Completion upon accomplishing the GrabAcademy courses, for which they can easily register using their Grab Driver app. (JOB)