Rabat – Canadian global information technology company, CGI inaugurated yesterday its third Moroccan center of excellence in the city of Fez.
CGI Solutions, established in Morocco since 2004 through its Rabat nearshore and Casablanca nearshore sites, moved to Fez in December 2016, where it currently employs some 100 people and aims to reach 250 to 300 positions by 2019.
The new site in Fez is housed in a 20-hectares private park called Fez Shore. This business complex was inaugurated in 2012 and offers a wide range of facilities and services for companies and outsourcers.
“Our centers of excellence are industrialized, integrated, agile and innovative. They offer a strong added value in terms of operational excellence and competitiveness,” president of CGI France-Luxembourg-Morocco, Jean- Michel Baticle said, adding that Fes center is no different.
“By setting up a CGI center of excellence in Fez, we are proud to be part of the local economic dynamics as the first major DSC [digital services company] to welcome new talents,” he has said.
The company’s two sites in Casablanca and Rabat each employs about 700 workers.
“Thanks to this pool of quality human resources, our Moroccan teams understand each other as well as the other teams in France, in Canada easily,” he said.
CGI also seeks to help develop the communities into which it settles. Aside from the vacancies the company offers for Fes degree-holders, the company is also hoping to sign partnerships with the University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah in Fez and the INSA Toulouse School to offer a number of internship for their students.
“From our three centers of excellence, we will continue to form privileged partnerships with universities and engineering schools, in order to attract more and more students,” he added.
CGI provides services to firms in different sectors, such as energy, mass distribution, aeronautics or the banking sector. It enjoys a strong growth rate and has nearly 78,000 employees across the world.