TeamLease WUS partners to launch education program for workers

Through this partnership, TeamLease EdTech will offer integrated learning programs that will allow students to earn an undergraduate or master’s degree, while earning work.

On this International Workers Day (Labour Day), TeamLease EdTech announced its partnership with Workers Union Support (WUS) to launch affordable higher education programs for workers in low and middle income groups and their dependents.

Through this partnership, TeamLease EdTech will offer integrated learning programs that will allow students to earn an undergraduate or master’s degree, while gaining on-the-job experience and gaining experience in the industry. The programs are structured to also provide financial support to students, thereby making higher education more accessible and affordable, while improving the overall employability of young Indians.

“Barely one in five Indians in the labor force is skilled. For more than 20 years, TeamLease has been connecting job seekers with employers. Worker Union Support (WUS) is backed by a team that has empowered “low middle income (LMI) workers” for 40 years. This partnership between TeamLease Edtech and WUS will provide workers with the opportunity to improve their training and skills,” said Prasoon Sharma, Founder and CEO of Worker Union Support.

“It is a very important association for us in our mission to ‘make India employable’. With a top-notch online education infrastructure and excellent student support, TeamLease Edtech is going to provide affordable education at some of the best universities in the country. This association would prove most valuable for union workers and their dependents who can dream of a better future, without sacrificing the field of higher education. Through this innovative partnership, we aim to create a self-directed model for workers and their dependents to pursue higher education. More than 400 leading companies and 45 universities are part of this network,” said Jaideep Kewalramani, Head of Employability Business & COO, TeamLease EdTech.