Rabat – The Indian Embassy in Rabat announced on Monday, October 7, that the Centre for Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT) in Casablanca has begun its first online course under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) initiative.
The e-ITEC initiative offers training courses that currently take place in India to partner countries like Morocco. The courses are conducted through online lectures and video conferencing.
The launch of the first online course at CEIT in Casablanca coincided with the celebration of ITEC’s 55th anniversary in Delhi.
The schools’ first e-course is on Big Data Analytics and it was organized by the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras. The course will run until December 6, 2019.
More than 80 Moroccan information technology professionals applied for the course but only 28 made it to the participation stage.
The joint development partnership between India and Morocco introduced CEIT to Casablanca in 2017. Since its inception, the school has trained more than 550 Moroccan professionals.
During the program’s launch yesterday, the initiative earned praise from a representative from the National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications of Morocco (INPT) as well as several course participants and instructors.
India and Morocco have historically maintained a secure partnership since the 14th century. Cooperation between the two countries has strengthened in recent years in terms of trade, tourism, diplomacy, and investment.
As of 2018, the relationship between Morocco and India is at its height. With joint security initiatives, an air services agreement, a social register program, and more than $1.5 billion USD in trade, strong ties between India and Morocco are proving to be a mutually-beneficial engagement.