Guaranteeing a quality vocational training with an optimal coordination and the participation of the public and private sectors as well as the CSOs: This is the objective of Kafaat Liljamia project which is to be launched on 13 December in the offshoring vocational training centre in Oujda. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the British Council and the Secretary of State of Vocational Training in partnership with the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development.
The Project was officially launched on 29 November for three years in two pilot regions: The region of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima and the region of “l’Oriental”. The EU funding amounts to more than 26 million dirhams in the framework of the Support Programme to Vocational training for Human Capital Development in Morocco.
Kafaat Liljamia will set up a regional governance mechanism through several activities that are expected to enlarge and improve the quality of the vocational training offer. The planned activities are: conferences to present similar European experiences, capacity building sessions for the members of Regional Working Groups, workshops for the collection and the exchange of information on the demand and the offer of vocational training at the regional level, workshops to develop a regional plan for vocational training, study and exchange trips in Europe.
The project will also grant subsidies to support local initiatives of vocational training or acquisition of technical skills aiming at ensuring the inclusion of groups who are distant from the labour market.
“Kafaat Liljamia reflects the commitment of the European union in Morocco to provide an offer of quality regional vocational training, more enlarged, inclusive and more efficient” said Mrs. Claudia Wiedey, EU ambassador to Morocco. “I am convinced that if the programme works on the coordination between public and private actors of vocational training, it will pave the way to a better governance in this field in Morocco.”