100 instructors trained
500 youths supported through vocational orientation and profiling

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Vocational orientation and training of trainers

Vocational orientation and training of trainers

A partnership for vocational training is helping young people in Morocco to qualify better for the job market.

The experience of the bbw Group in the fields of vocational orientation and training, as well as job placement, is helping young people in Morocco to gain future prospects on the labour market. To this end, vocational school trainers and administrative employees are trained in three partner training centres.

High-quality vocational training oriented to the requirements of the jobs market prepares the trainees for successful entry into the world of work.

Qualification often inadequate

In Morocco there is no shortage of companies in industry and business who would be able to employ qualified young people. However, problems are apparent in the area of vocational qualification, as this hardly corresponds to the needs of Moroccan industry or trade companies. The requirements of industry are becoming ever more extensive. Lessons are encumbered by outmoded methods and the quality of the training overall is often inadequate. Many young Moroccans attend universities where they often receive training devoid of real-life practice, with the upshot that they remain unemployed after completing their study course.

The Moroccan government has recognised the need to improve vocational training and qualification, having implemented various strategies to this end (e.g. the Stratégie Nationale de la Formation Professionnelle 2021 or the Stratégie Nationale pour l’Emploi). The primary objectives are to promote employability and integration in the jobs market, while enhancing the competitiveness of companies along with the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups among the population (e.g. women, young persons, rural villagers). However, implementation of these strategies is still in its infancy.

An important key problem is that vocational training in Morocco is often neither regarded as prestigious, nor does it enable young persons to utilise their strengths in an appropriate career so as to find their feet successfully in the jobs market. The partnership project for vocational training aims to come into play here by devising initial potential solutions with select partner institutions.

Partnership for vocational training

The vocational partnership with Morocco started in November 2016 with three vocational schools. The project’s target group involves young people in Morocco, who are just at the beginning of their vocational orientation or who have already commenced training. Proven methods of the bbw Group for determining competences help them to find vocational training matching their skillset.

Experts from the bfz are also retraining the vocational training staff so as to improve the quality of the training. Besides familiarising the staff with methods of vocational orientation and competence analysis, the teaching staff are trained in lesson planning and activity-oriented educational approaches for instance. Technical induction in the field of CNC and CAD is also available.

Trainers in the companies can also limber up for the job, above all by accompanying trainees better during the vocational training and by encouraging them more effectively.

As an offshoot of the project, individually selected training plans can be updated and adapted to the needs of companies.

The three partner vocational schools in Morocco are:

  • The Training Centre for Employees in the Automotive Industry ISMA (Institut Spécialisé de Métiers de l’Automobile OFPPT) in Salé
  • The Vocational School for Technical Employees CPT (Centre de Perfectionnement Technique) in Kénitra, with assistance from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
  • The Vocational School for Trade Crafts CQPAT (Centre de Qualification Professionnelle des Arts Traditionnels à Marrakech), run by the Chamber of Trade Crafts in Marrakesh

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is funding the project via sequa. It will run for three years ending in November 2019.

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