ThePresident of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Alice Albright, and Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills, accompanied by Said Ahmidouch, Wali of the Casablanca-Settat region, and Governor of Casablanca Chakib. Alj, President of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), and Malika Lasri, Managing Director of MCA-Morocco, paid a field visit to the Institute of Training in Transport and Logistics Professions (IFMTL) in Nouaceur.
This institute, whose construction work has been completed, and which is in the process of acquiring equipment and appointing faculty and administrators, benefits from the support of the “Charaka” fund, established by “Compact It”, concluded between the Government of Morocco and the Government of the United States, represented by the Millennium Challenge Corporation , which the Moroccan Agency was mandated to implement.
With a total envelope of about 88 million dirhams, including a contribution of 62.5 million dirhams from the “Sharaka” fund, the IFMTL project in Nouasser is supported by the Federation of Transport and Logistics (FTL) under CGEM, in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, and Employment and Skills, as well as the Department of Transportation and Logistics.
This partnership is in fact materialized by the creation of a public limited company, in this case the Logistics Training Institutions Management Company (SGEFL), as the governing body for this VET under a public-private partnership (PPP).
In a statement to the press, Minister Younis Al-Skouri confirmed that “the model of institutions with delegated management showed many of them that the merger rate exceeds 95%. The government is really determined to support this type of initiative so that it can, first of all, welcome our young people in very good conditions, provide them with high-quality vocational training, but also support companies in order to improve their competitiveness, especially through human resources, and this necessarily requires Ongoing training.
Due to enter service during the upcoming 2022-2023 training season, FMTL in Nouasir will annually provide 830 educational seats, including 320 seats for initial training in promising sectors related in particular to the organization of multimodal transport, the organization of flows in production logistics, logistics operation and management Warehousing, maintenance of road transport vehicles, operation and management of road transport (goods option).
In terms of qualified training, the IFMTL will offer 510 teaching seats annually, which makes it possible to enhance the skills of the trainees in the framework of the mandatory minimum initial qualification training (FQIMO) and mandatory continuing education (FCO) and in the driver’s job.
“Today we celebrate the completion of construction work on this institute, which arose out of a public-private partnership with the Transport and Logistics Association. We are very happy that despite the restrictive situations, especially Covid, we are still meeting the deadlines. As of the next academic year, trainees will be able to start their training, noting that the services of this institute are free of charge.said Malika Lasri, CEO of MCA-Morocco.
For his part, the head of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises, Chakib Alj, indicated this The partnership between MCC and CGEM is a strong one that affects many sectors, particularly in relation to vocational training and youth integration. I think it is no longer necessary to prove that when the private sector is involved in training, the rate of integration is very high.”
It should be noted that the 15 projects receiving support from the Charaka Fund relate to the creation of 9 EFPs and the extension, rehabilitation and/or conversion of 6 existing EFPs. These projects cover the sectors of agriculture, agro-industry, tourism, industry, crafts, construction, transportation, logistics and health. These armor-piercing programs, which will train approximately 12,670 trainees annually, are located in six regions of the Kingdom, namely, Casablanca-Settat, Fez-Meknes, Tangiers-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Beni Mellal-Khenifra, Draa-Tafilalet, and Sharqiya.
Maryam Ait Awana