Morocco Determined to Share its Experience in Vocational Training with the Rest of Africa

Morocco, which has conducted a “successful policy” on vocational training, “spares no effort” to share its experience with African countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with which “cooperation is important and deserves to be further developed”, Morocco’s ambassador to the DRC, Rachid Agassim, said Thursday in Kinshasa.

In 2015, and under His Majesty’s High Instructions, the Government implemented the national strategy 2015-2021, which made it possible to strengthen the achievements in this field and develop the supply in this area. H.M. the King’s enlightened vision led to the adoption, last April, of a new road-map in the vocational training sector, this time aimed at incorporating the territorial dimension into the definition of objectives and means. “Morocco, thanks to this successful policy, has capitalized on an experience and expertise that enjoys the confidence of foreign partners and investors. Aware of the African continent’s challenge in this area, the Kingdom of Morocco is sparing no effort to share its experience with African countries,” Mr. Agassim said at the opening of a forum on vocational training in the arts and crafts.

Public vocational training institutions host a significant number of trainees from several African countries each year, who benefit from vocational training and refresher courses in several fields. Morocco trains 23,000 students from 47 African countries. The DRC, for example, benefits each year from a quota of scholarships awarded to Congolese students for training in technical and engineering fields (80 scholarships this year, with 21 air transport tickets). It also benefits from sectoral training courses for public administration executives. “Such cooperation is important and deserves to be further developed. Between Morocco and the DRC, the future is promising,” said Mr. Agassim.

Morocco attaches particular importance to South-South cooperation with African countries in all areas, including technical and vocational training. In this regard, the Office for Professional Training and Labor Promotion (OFPPT) is involved in some 60 partnership agreements with 25 African countries and is hosting more than 600 African trainees in several sectors for 2018-2019.

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