Amid the employment crisis in Morocco, the secretary of state for higher education said that 63 percent of people with vocational training find jobs.
Rabat – The secretary of state for higher education, Khalid Samadi, has said that people who have degrees from vocational training schools are most likely to find jobs.
Like King Mohammed VI, the head of government, and other officials, Samadi emphasized the importance of vocational training during a meeting at the House of Representatives on Monday.
Samadi said that a field study by the Ministry of Education found that 63 percent of students with vocational training degrees find a job within nine months of graduation.
The official said that the study, which sampled 20,000 students enrolled in vocational training, showed that after three years, the rate of professional integration is more than 80 percent.
Samadi said that a new strategy was developed in the field of vocational training, in accordance with King Mohammed VI’s instructions during his August 20 speech on the Day of the Revolution of the King and the People.
The official said that the strategy aims to set up a new offer adapted to the changes that Morocco is experiencing in terms of direct investment abroad, particularly in renewable energies, the automotive industry and many other opportunities offered in the labor market.
During a working session in October, King Mohammed VI ordered the government to create a committee to elaborate specific solutions to curb youth unemployment.
The King instructed that the committee should find solutions to youth unemployment. He also called for new vocational training programs, new training centers, and to reinforce youth entrepreneurship programs.
The unemployment rate remains relatively high among youth aged 15-24 (27.5 percent). The rate among women and those with degrees is 13.8 percent and 17.1 percent, respectively.
The unemployment rate of those with a vocational training certificate is 23.9 percent: 36.5 percent for women and 19.3 percent for men, according to Morocco’s High Commission for Planning (HCP).
A survey from the Moroccan marketing agency Sunergia found that 4 out of 10 Moroccans would emigrate if they could due to the high unemployment rate or difficulty finding jobs and difficult social and economic situations.