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176 young people, 56% of whom are women, trained in the skills demanded on the labor market

The Moroccan Foundation for Education for Employment (EFE-Morocco) organized on Monday the closing ceremony of the training program “Fueling Inclusive Growth and Driving Competitiveness in Kenitra’s Automotive Industry”, which made it possible to train 176 young people (including 56% women) and place 159 others with partner companies.

Launched in December 2020 in partnership with the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) to foster inclusive growth and boost the competitiveness of the automotive industry in Kenitra, this program had the initial objective of enable 126 young men and women to acquire skills in high demand in the automotive sector in the Kenitra region, thus strengthening their employability and guaranteeing the participation in training of at least 50% of women.

The initiative, initiated in partnership with MEDZ-Atlantic Free Zone, ANAPEC, the Center de Perfectionnement Technique Kenitra (CPT) and several companies in the region, also aimed to provide access to new or improved jobs for 100 graduates. from the program. Just over a year after the program was launched, the results have far exceeded expectations, the initiators said.

In total, more than 176 young men and women have benefited from the program and have been trained in the skills most in demand on the labor market in Kenitra (technical and soft skills), including 56% of women among the winners.

In a press release, the organizers announce that 159 beneficiaries of the program (including 92 women) have already been integrated with partner companies, i.e. an achievement rate of 159% of the results expected for the program, noting that the latter thus achieves an exceptional rate. investment that reaches 90%.

We are delighted with the renewed confidence of our long-standing partner MEPI. We have worked together since 2017 on different regions of the kingdom (Fez- Meknes – Safi) and this time it was Kenitra’s turn. Thanks to the flexibility of our partner, we intervene each time with training adapted to the needs of the local labor market to guarantee successful professional integration for job seekers in the region. declared Amine Berrada Sounni, President of EFE-Morocco, quoted in the press release.

For his part, MEPI Regional Director, Peter Malecha, highlighted the importance of this program in the context of post-covid economic recovery. “ The Covid crisis and the semiconductor crisis experienced by the automotive sector worldwide could have slowed the pace of development of Kenitra’s automotive companies. Through this program, we wanted to provide the sector with the necessary support to find the qualified human resources essential to their growth and at the same time support the sustainable integration of young job seekers in the region. We are therefore delighted with our partnership with EFE-Morocco and happy to see the success of the program.“, did he declare.




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