Logistique : L’IFMTL prêt pour la rentrée 2022-2023

Logistics: IFMTL is ready to start the 2022-2023 school year

The head of the Millennium Challenge Corporation inquires about its progress

“We are very proud of our partnership with the Moroccan government on projects and reforms that will affect hundreds of thousands of Moroccans.”

The Institute for Training in Transport and Logistics Professions (IFMTL) is ready to receive the first trainees at the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year. Built on an area of ​​11,700 square meters in Nouaceur, this institution required an investment of 88 million dirhams, including a contribution of 62.5 million dirhams from the “Sharaka” fund established by the “Compact 2” cooperation program, which brings together Morocco. The government and government of the United States of America, represented by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) whose implementation is entrusted to the Millennium Challenge Account – Morocco Agency (MCA-Morocco). The result of a public-private partnership, this project is led by the Federation of Transport and Logistics (FTL) under the CGEM, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Integration, Small Business, Employment and Skills – Department of Vocational Training, the Ministry of Transport and the Moroccan Agency for Logistics and Logistics Development (AMDL). Regarding the method of management, this partnership took the form of the creation of a public limited company, the Logistics Training Enterprises Management Company (SGEFL), which acts as a governance body. This center has a capacity of 830 trainees/year, including 320 seats for initial training. It has 8 streams in initial training and 8 in continuing education. At this stage, the project is in the stage of acquiring equipment and hiring personnel. To find out, Alice Albright, President of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Younes Skouri, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills, accompanied by Said Ahmidouch, Wali of the Casablanca-Settat region, and Chakib Alj, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) made a field visit on 18 July 2022. The opportunity was also to evaluate all projects in progress.

An example of a fruitful partnership between Morocco and the United States of America
Relations between Morocco and the United States are strengthened through various jointly implemented projects. In this regard, Alice Albright explains: “I am in Morocco as part of the 14th annual US-Africa Business Summit organized by the Corporate Consul in Africa and the US Government. I am accompanied by a large US Government delegation comprising senior officials representing 10 departments and agencies as well as the US private sector. This is an opportunity to revitalize our partnerships across the African continent and there is no better place to celebrate these partnerships than in Morocco where our relationship dates back to 2006.” To continue: “Through MCA-Morocco, the Millennium Challenge Corporation has invested more than $1 billion in financing two compact agreements in Morocco. We are very proud of our partnership with the Government of Morocco on projects and reforms that will affect hundreds of thousands of Moroccans.” During her speech, Alice Albright also highlighted the potential of Moroccan youth to transform the economy, saying that by investing in education, this potential can be realized. “By working together in training centers like these, we can ensure that companies can hire young people who have the necessary skills and that students on their side can find safe employment after obtaining their degree,” she notes. Currently, 15 technical and vocational training centers are benefiting from the Charaka Fund for the establishment of 9 vocational training institutions and the expansion and rehabilitation of 6 other existing ones. All in all, they will guarantee 12,670 trainees per year.

“Learn on the job”
Carrying out training work that leads to professional integration. This is the purpose behind the projects led by the Department of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Jobs and Skills. For Younes Skouri, “The model of institutes with delegated management of many of them has shown that the integration rate is above 95%. We are determined in the government to support these kinds of initiatives so that we can welcome our young Moroccan men and women in very good conditions and provide them with high-quality training, but also to support Companies to improve their competitiveness by leveraging human resources. This necessarily involves continuous training, which is also an important component.” As for IFMTL, “the equipment, land, construction and above all the quality of the trainers at this institute are important elements that are all brought together today thanks to this exemplary partnership between Morocco and the United States government.” The minister indicated that the government participated in 29% of this project.

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