Materialised by the Office of Vocational Training and Promotion of Work (OFPPT) and as part of an overall programme for the construction of the City of Trades and Skills (CMC), the new vocational training centre for innovation is inaugurated in the city of Tamesna

King Mohammed VI inaugurates a new vocational training centre

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The Rabat-Salé-Kenitra CMC is one of 12 CMCs to be built in the various regions of the Kingdom, thanks to an investment of 4.4 billion dirhams. With an annual capacity of 3,560 teaching places, which will be increased by 1,000 places next year, it has 10 hectares of land and will be annexed to two other branches, the Rabat Institute for the Training of Health Professionals and the Kenitra Institute for Training in Agro-industrial Trades.  

The result of a partnership between OFPPT, the Hassan II Fund for Economic and Social Development and the Rabat-Salé-Kenitra Regional Council, this centre required an estimated investment of 380 million dirhams, and is the fourth to be inaugurated, after those of Souss-Massa, l'Oriental and Laayoune-Sakia-El Hamra, which began training between October and November 2022.  

Eight professional sectors will be part of this Rabat-Salé-Kenitra CMC: Digital and Artificial Intelligence, Health, Agriculture, Tourism and Hospitality, Management and Commerce, Industry, Agri-Food and Services to People and the Community. 

The facility will also have living spaces, will have a capacity of 700 beds, and will have a cafeteria, several meeting areas and sports fields, where students enrolled in these courses will be able to enjoy accommodation and leisure. 

PHOTO-FILE - El rey Mohamed VI inaugura un nuevo centro de formación profesional
PHOTO-FILE - King Mohammed VI inaugurates new vocational training centre

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. 

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