Vocational Training Center in Automotive Industry of Bir Rami Kenitra
Improving youth employability in an emerging industry
Main theme in the Foundation work, youth training is constantly progressing with projects deployed. The 2014 orientation towards a new promising sector – automotive industry - marks a new millstone. In 2018, the new Bir Rami center is launched; its location is a part of the automotive manufacturer’s implementation program in Kenitra Atlantic Free Zone.
Supporting the needs of a job-creating sector
Sectoral strategies, launched on 2010, put automotive industry as the forefront of strategical sectors. Becoming the leading export sector, automotive industry created 108,673 jobs between 2010 and 2018 [sources – Ministry of Economy and Finance / Ministry of Trade and Industry]. This momentum has generated a pressing need in terms of skilled workers. The Foundation seized the opportunity by incorporating the automotive industry in the training programs targeting disadvantaged youth. Today, five dedicated centers provide training in cities of Casablanca, Temara, Kenitra and Oujda.
Acquiring new professional skills
This new generation vocational center contains mainly the manufacturing and subcontracting branches that intervene upstream in the industrial chain. 4 training courses are available to youth internships: one year of specialization, skills training, technician and specialized technician in two years. It covers 26 branches including cabling, mechatronics, numerically-controlled machines, industrial design, quality control, etc. Learning takes place in workshops fitted with advanced technology (electrical discharge machining EDM, laser cutting machines and 3 to 5 axes injection molding machines), introduced for the first time to Morocco.
Supporting the local integration of young graduates
Partnership agreements have been concluded with multiple car manufacturers in order to ensure the hiring of young graduates. The first graduating class of the skills training (56 graduates from specialization branches) has been employed by Yazaki and Faurecia. Also, automotive groups Renault and PSA committed themselves to recruiting diploma courses graduates.