Morocco has increased scholarships and educational and administrative staff at vocational training centers.
The number of scholarships Morocco granted to vocational trainees has increased by 177 percent between 2018 and 2019, according to Morocco’s minister of education, Said Amzazi.
During a press conference on Thursday, Amzazi professed his satisfaction with the achievements of the educational sector, especially regarding the opening of 27 training centers between 2015 and 2018 and the increase of the graduation rate by 7 percent in the same period.
For the benefit of 105,000 trainees enrolled in training centers in Casablanca, Tangier, and Marrakech, the ministry opened vocational guidance and counseling services within the centers.
Amzazi believes that the quality of vocational training in Morocco is improving. He said his ministry has hired more educational and administrative staff.
Moroccan vocational training centers rely on a competency-based learning approach which focuses on each trainee’s learning abilities and the pace by which they can learn.
This year, vocational training centers enhanced their focus on foreign languages, introducing a six-month language training program to improve the communication skills of trainees and increase their chances for employment.
Amzazi shared his interest in creating a business and entrepreneurship training center in Casablanca to produce skilled and successful youth, in addition to a healthcare training center in both Rabat and Casablanca in partnership with the National Office for Vocational Training and Promotion (OFPPT).