Rabat - A Moroccan-Indian Center of Excellence in Information has opened its doors in Casablanca to serve as a collaborative learning space for people wishing to develop IT-related skills.
The center is part of a cooperation agreement signed between Morocco’s Ministry of Trade and Industry and India’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The hub aims to further develop the information technology sector in Morocco, according to a statement by the National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (INPT).
Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) previously reported that the center had launched its first call for individuals to submit their applications in order to benefit from IT-related training programs.
The INPT statement added that the first group who responded to the registration call has now begun their training, while the second group will start this month.
The center, which is supported by INPT, provides certified training in English for the benefit of young people who have completed degrees in the scientific, computer or technical fields.
The technology center which is based at the Technopark in Casablanca, will also serve as a platform for the exchange of knowledge, technical expertise, scientific and digital experience development through advanced programs in IT development.
The programs will include engineering software, Website and multimedia design, Java programming, Linux system administration, IT project management and database administration training.
The center is a key part of the ministry’s industrial acceleration plan and the Maroc Digital strategy. It also aims to reduce the digital divide by enabling all businesses to fully embrace the digital revolution.
The center occupies 600 square meters and is equipped with significant training resources to meet international standards and training needs. The center includes computer hardware, licenses, IT packages and a library provided by the Indian government.