By Larbi Arbaoui
By Larbi Arbaoui
Morocco World News
Taroudant, February 6, 2013
Morocco’s Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion (OFPPT) has chosen Microsoft Office 365 to help enhance its education and vocational training solutions.
This strategic partnership will add 500,000 students and trainees to the service that aims at helping enhance educational and vocational training solutions through 327 training institutes across Morocco.
OFPPT will also work with Microsoft Corp. to create 100 new Microsoft IT Academies across the country.
The partnership with Microsoft is expected to lead to 60,000 Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Certified Professional certifications over the next three years for OFPPT’s trainers.
“The approach we’ve taken with Microsoft is a model of public and private partnership for advanced professional training in the ICT sector,” said Larbi Bencheikh, general director of OFPPT.
“The use of new technologies will actively contribute to human development, as well as support the growth of the national economy and ongoing infrastructure projects through effective, efficient and proven Microsoft solutions,” he added
The partnership is expected to benefit Morocco by increasing the number of qualified employers in computing and provide them with up-to-date tools to be competitive in the workplace.
Founded in 1974, the Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion (OFPPT) is a public training institution that offers vocational education across 35 fields of study via 327 training institutes across the country.
Officially launched in 2011, Microsoft’s Office 365 is a set of subscription-based software services that require monthly or periodic payment of fees to Microsoft Corporation.
It is noteworthy to mention that the disharmony between the needs of the marketplace and the skills of graduates is among the big problems facing the Moroccan economy.