Tangier: Towards the creation of a training institute for entrepreneurship and SME management


monday, 29 march, 2021 at 23:17

Tangier – A partnership agreement on the creation of a training institute for entrepreneurship and the management of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) was signed on Monday in Tangier between the Ministry of National Education, Vocational training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Department of Vocational Training, and the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM).

Speaking at this ceremony, which took place in the presence of the Wali of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, Mohamed Mhidia, the director general of the Agency for the Promotion and Development of the North (APDN) , Mounir El Bouyoussfi, and actors from the public and private sectors interested in vocational training, the Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Saaïd Amzazi, stressed that this agreement constitutes an “important turning point” in the field of linking up training in business management and support for young project leaders or those who plan to set up their businesses.

The Minister indicated that the signing of this agreement with a credible partner with extensive experience in the field of entrepreneurship, the size of the CGEM, guarantees the proper implementation of the agreement, the crystallization of regional and national development objectives and the response to the regions’ aspirations to boost their economic performance, as well as the broadening of the attraction of young people interested in business and wishing to engage in entrepreneurship, in addition to linking between employment and objective training, as an important and essential formula for relaunching the economy.

He assured that the agreement is beneficial for the national economy in general, and the regional one in particular, specifying that the vocational training establishments are working to provide training in the sectors which arouse the interest of Moroccan companies.

Mr. Amzazi also noted that vocational training establishments and young trainees will benefit from the experiences accumulated by the CGEM.

For his part, the president of the CGEM, Chakib Alj, stressed that this agreement reflects the quality of the partnership between the two parties, which is illustrated at several levels, including in particular the involvement of the private sector in the entire chain of governance of education and training, which enhances the role of the company in the socio-economic development of Morocco.

He said that this partnership has led to very satisfactory results in terms of training-employment match and integration into the world of work, in sectors such as the automobile, aeronautics, textiles and construction. flour mill, noting that the institute covered by this agreement is part of the continuity of this spirit of partnership and this shared vision which constitute the heart of the Royal roadmap in the field of vocational training.

This agreement aims to strengthen the integration of young people seeking employment and / or operating in the informal sector, encourage self-employment and entrepreneurship through a training system driven by economic and territorial demand, and to put set up a one-stop-shop for mentoring for the benefit of project leaders, which will allow young entrepreneurs to be supported by expert mentors on several aspects, in particular communication, legal matters, finance, search for partners, etc. stages of setting up their projects.

This type of institute will consolidate the role of the regions as locomotives of development, since it will represent a space where sectoral and territorial visions will be developed, in total alignment with the production of skills for the world of work, and this in accordance with the new development model for Morocco.

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