Rabat – King Mohammed VI inaugurated the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra City for vocational training (CMC) in the town of Tamesna.
The project is the result of a partnership between the Office of Vocational Training and Employment, the Hassan II Fund for Economic and Social Development, and the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra Region Council.
The overall budget of the project settled at MAD 380 million ($38 million). The investment does not include the cost of the two institutes specialized in health professions and the food industry attached to the City of Professions and Competencies.
The city serves as an institution for professional training and is in line with royal instructions and the new roadmap for the development of the vocational training sector.
To ensure the successful execution of its mission, the professional training hub is equipped with pedagogical spaces and “life spaces” that facilitate the development of technical and comprehensive skills as well as the self-development of trainees.
The city houses six specialized sectors dedicated to acquiring professional skills, along with six integrated practical platforms. These platforms provide training based on “learning by doing” through exercises that simulate real professional environments, enabling trainees to gain practical experience.
The “Industry” pole, designed in the form of a pedagogical factory, offers trainees the opportunity to engage with ten different specialties related to quality, health and safety, environment, industrial and electrical engineering, mechanics, and automotive professions.
In addition, the pole includes a mini-pedagogical chain for manufacturing electric vehicle charging stations. It operates as a real-size application platform managed by multidisciplinary teams and trainees specializing in various fields within the sector.
The training hub further comprises shared facilities, including a language and self-skills center, a vocational guidance center, innovation spaces (collaborative workspace, development laboratory, digital factory, incubator), a multimedia library, and a dedicated space for open online training courses (MOOC).
In terms of living spaces, the city provides a trainees’ residence with a capacity of 700 beds, a cafeteria, a shelter, several meeting spaces, and sports fields (football, basketball, volleyball, and handball).
The vocational training hub covers an area of 10 hectares and has an annual capacity of 3,560 seats, which can be increased to 4,560 seats with the addition of the two associated institutes: the Health Professions Training Institute in Rabat (currently under construction, with a capacity of 560 pedagogical seats annually) and the Food Industry Training Institute in Kenitra (completed and boasting a capacity of 440 trainees per year).
The institution offers training in eight sectors, including four newly selected sectors adapting to the needs of the Moroccan market. The training programs consist of 105 training courses, including 80 newly established and 25 courses that have been restructured and updated. The course also extends to new professions, such as 22 courses on digital and artificial intelligence, 15 courses in health, 14 in agriculture, and 13 in tourism and hospitality
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The centre will also have a small production line for electric vehicle charging stations where trainees from different disciplines will manage the production and maintenance through a full-scale application platform of this line, thus putting into practice the knowledge acquired during the courses.
The centre will also offer short term qualification courses, focusing on the acquisition of knowledge in specific areas, which will lead to a further deepening of competences in which they will obtain a training certificate.
The CMC will respond to the evolving needs of the region through diversified and updated training offers in the different areas of knowledge, and is the reflection of the interest of the Executive to boost the economy by betting on the professional insertion of young people through the new technologies and needs that these require, according to the new roadmap for professional development that will establish new pedagogical materials to alleviate the needs of the labour market.
The CMC aims to become a regional pole of excellence in vocational training and a national and international reference in the industrial, textile, commercial and agri-food sectors. This is based on participatory governance involving public and private actors, as well as innovative pedagogy that merges the practical and the theoretical.
Source: Morocco World News and atalayar.com