By Safaa Kasraoui
Rabat – The Ministry of Handicrafts, Social Economy and Solidarity launched on March 17 an English training program for trainees or graduates from handicrafts institutions in Fez.
This project is part of a partnership agreement between the ministry, the American Embassy, and the American Language Center to provide beneficiaries with tools to communicate with tourists and improve the sale of their products.
More than 300 artisans in the Msala and Aouinat Hajjaj handicraft institutions will benefit from this program, which will be assisted by Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University and the handicraft chamber of the Fez and Meknes region.
“The program aims to empower young trainees with various tools including communication, to enable them integrate in the labor market and to develop this sector which is considered one of the pillars of the national economy,” said Fatema Marouane, the head minister.
“The composition of artisans in different languages including English, in line with the great care given by the king Mohammed VI in favor of this sector.”
This program, launched in the presence of the Wali of Fez-Meknes region, Said Zniber and the representatives of all partners of the program, will comprise 36 hours of educational activities which might be expanded, along with certificates to be given to the beneficiaries by ALC.