Rabat - Cadi Ayyad University has opened a “Career Center” on Friday, May 27th as part of an agreement with the American Agency for International Development (USAID), according to an official press release.
Rabat – Cadi Ayyad University has opened a “Career Center” on Friday, May 27th as part of an agreement with the American Agency for International Development (USAID), according to an official press release.
This center is supposed to be the first career center in Morocco which has the primary objective of increasing employability and facilitating the transition to the workforce.
Minister of Higher Education Lahcen Daoudi witnessed the inauguration of this career center alongside the Ambassador of the United States of America in Morocco, Mr. Dwight L. Bush Sr. and the president of the university, Mr. Abdellatif Miraoui. The career center is positioned at the Faculty of Technical Sciences (FST) and supported by USAID.
“It is the first career center in Morocco which is considered a platform dedicated to enhancing employability and facilitating the school-to-work transition,” said Abdellatif Miraoui. It will also open in different Moroccan cities including Casablanca, Marrakech, and Tangier in a total of three universities and three professional training centers.
The university pursued an ambitious goal, which has been executed in accordance with its strategy to develop a new methodology to include a greater use of technology. Moreover, opening this new center has impacted the pedagogy of innovation at the institution, making its leading status greater at the national and continental level.
The center is a new institution which aims to support and increase the efforts of students entering the job market by providing a diverse array of resources including information, preparatory classes, consulting, and intermediating between graduates and employers during internship programs.
Miraoui also said that “This new Center is the result of a fruitful partnership between USAID and the Ministry of Higher Education which illustrates the University’s engagement to actively respond to the pre-occupations of the socio-economic world in terms of soft skills and life skills for future recruits.”
In addition to assisting to insert the institution’s graduates into the professional realm, USAID career center is planning to recruit 100, 000 youth by 2019.