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Services Platform UbanClap Now Arrives in Abu Dhabi

With the expansion into Abu Dhabi, UrbanClap aims to grow its UAE business two times (month on month)

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UrbanClap is a gurgaon-based home services start-up. Flickr

Services platform UrbanClap on Monday launched its one-demand home services in Abu Dhabi — the second city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after entering Dubai last year.

With the launch in Abu Dhabi, UrbanClap now provides its services across 10 cities in India and 2 cities in the UAE, the company said in a statement.

Founded in 2014, the company plans to initiate operations in Abu Dhabi with over 20 service partners by offering five services — deep cleaning, maid, pest control, handymen and AC servicing and repair, with home painting and packers and movers to be added soon.

Logo of UrbanClap
Logo of UrbanClap. Flickr

“Abu Dhabi has a large pool of service professionals available who are not yet online. This is a huge opportunity for UrbanClap to explore the market and tap into this latent talent and enable them to be independent micro-entrepreneurs in the coming five years,” said Abhiraj Bhal Co-founder of UrbanClap.

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With the expansion into Abu Dhabi, UrbanClap aims to grow its UAE business two times (month on month). The platform is already empowering over 100 businesses and has strategic plans to expand to other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. (IANS)

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UrbanClap Partners with NSDC to Train Professionals

Since 2010, NSDC has partnered with over 400 training providers and 38 Sector Skill Councils who are operating more than 10,000 training centres in over 600 districts in India

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UrbanClap is a gurgaon-based home services start-up. Flickr

In a bid to boost efforts to mobilize, train and certify service professionals, Gurugram-based home services startup UrbanClap on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

As part of the MoU, NSDC would support UrbanClap to become 100 per cent Skill India certified organisation under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the company said in a statement.

The partnership would also authorise the start-up to create micro-entrepreneurship opportunities for candidates already certified under “PMKVY 2.0” and train 30,000 new partners over the next one year under short-term skilling and upskilling programmes.

“UrbanClap is committed to the vision of creating one million plus successful micro-entrepreneurs for India and contribute to the Skill India mission,” said Abhiraj Singh Bhal, Co-founder, UrbanClap.

Logo of UrbanClap
Logo of UrbanClap. Flickr

Within the next five years, UrbanClap, that has over 20,000 trained professionals, plans to expand its platform to over one million service professionals across services such as beauty, spa, cleaning, plumbing, carpentry, appliance servicing and repair.

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“As our cities grow smarter, the demand for professional services will increase further. This presents a huge opportunity for the skilled workforce at all levels. Our partnership with UrbanClap will provide newer opportunities to our youth,” said Manish Kumar, Managing Director, CEO, NSDC.

Since 2010, NSDC has partnered with over 400 training providers and 38 Sector Skill Councils who are operating more than 10,000 training centres in over 600 districts in India. (IANS)