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The Moroccan model of public private partnership in professional training highlighted during an event organized by the PCNS and the AFD

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The Moroccan model of public private partnership in professional training highlighted during an event organized by the PCNS and the AFD

Mohammed Drihem

Last Wednesday, April 17, 2024, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) brought together the actors of the public private partnership in professional training in the premises of the PCNS, under the Mohammed VI University Polytechnique (UM6P) of Rabat.
This event highlighted the Moroccan model of Delegated Management Training Institutes (IGD). They are essential tools to respond to human capital challenges in the structuring and development of industrial sectors, bases for job creation, territorial development and economic and social inclusion for young Moroccans.
With nine training institutes in operation, financed by the AFD, according to a press release from the French Embassy in Rabat, over the last fifteen years (i.e. €41.5 million), more than 35,000 young people have developed their skills, with very high integration rates (70% and 100% of students inserted). These investments, led by the MIEPEEC Professional Training Department, have also contributed to the growth of strategic sectors such as aeronautics, automobiles, renewable energies or professions in the cultural and creative industries (fashion, cinema and audiovisual ). New sectors have also recently developed their institutes (bakery/pastry, transport/logistics or construction).
Thus, according to the same source of information, in 2023, AFD financed a new IGD dedicated to professions in the pharmaceutical industry and is continuing the dialogue with the authorities and the private sector to identify priority training needs for the sectors. of today and tomorrow. Relying on professional branches, the development of these institutes contributes to meeting the challenges of a transition towards the New Development Model which advocates a prosperous Morocco, a Morocco of skills and an inclusive Morocco.
The Kingdom has thus equipped itself with efficient training platforms serving economic players and the competitiveness of its businesses, while allowing young people from all backgrounds to have access to decent professions. Inspiring similar initiatives on the African continent (Djibouti, Senegal), this Moroccan model of public-private partnership is now spreading and attracting new international partners, the press release specifies.
For Younes Sekkouri, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills: “The challenges to further develop public-private partnership in vocational training require the involvement of professionals mainly in (i) the business model allowing financial autonomy; (ii) scaling up with a view to covering more beneficiaries with this model in order to reach other targets, especially those who are not qualified. It is important to insist on strengthening the involvement of the company in this type of partnership in order to make public-private partnership a rule and not an exception for the management of professional training establishments and finally to examine the possibility of broaden this PPP concept to also integrate the constraint of international professional mobility. »
For Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France to Morocco, “It is a real honor to support the public-private partnership dynamic driven by the Kingdom more than 15 years ago in the field of professional training. There are 10 IGDs in 5 strategic sectors which have been or are being financed by AFD today. Relying on economic actors and the private sector, the development of these institutes contributes to meeting the challenges of a transition towards the New Development Model which advocates a prosperous Morocco, a Morocco of skills and an inclusive Morocco.
As for Karim El Aynaoui, Executive President of the PCNS, he underlined that “The results of our research tend to show that when professional training is an integral part of industrial policy, as in the case of projects concluded in public-private partnership, it has a positive impact on employment and business productivity. It therefore constitutes an interesting way to help improve the integration of young graduates into the job market. »
The PCNS has developed significant expertise in the field of professional training, as demonstrated by a series of publications which addresses various socio-economic aspects.

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