Morocco is committed to enhancing human resources to further boost the country's automobile industry.
Morocco and Renault have signed two agreements to promote training in the automobile industry.
The two agreements aim to support the development of the automobile industry through the training of qualified human resources to meet the skills necessary in the manufacturing industry.
Groupe Renault Morocco signed the agreement on Thursday with the Moroccan Ministry of Economic Inclusion, the Ministry of Industry, the Moroccan Vocational Training Office, as well as the SNOP Groupe FSD.
Commenting on the signing, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Younes Sekkouri, underlined the importance of vocational training to support sectoral strategies by developing human capital and improving business performance.
He also emphasized the importance of Morocco's vocational training center, describing it as a "locomotive for the preparation and mobilization of skills."
Industry Minister Ryad Mezzour echoed Sekkouri's comments, underlining that the development of the national industry and the maintenance of its competitiveness continue to depend on qualified, dynamic and evolving human capital.
"Our efforts continue to respond to the new challenges of vocational training in line with the ecosystem and thus favor the improvement of the results of the Moroccan industry," declared the minister.
Renault Maroc also expressed its satisfaction with the signing, noting that the agreements signed reflect the shared desire of the various stakeholders to support the development of the automotive sector.
"The first collaboration sealed with the Renault Morocco group refers to the establishment of a training offer that responds to the specific needs of the group, including industry 4.0, the electric car and automobile culture in general," declared Loubna Trisha, general director of the Renault Morocco group.
Areas of collaboration encompass training engineering development and trainer development.
The second agreement signed with SNOP Groupe FSD Maroc, Renault and the Moroccan ministries concerns industrial maintenance and the establishment of qualified training courses in the fields of robotics, automation and hydraulics.
“Training will begin in 2023 in Tangier, with the prospect of extending it to the Rabat and Casablanca regions from 2024,” said Trisha.
The Moroccan automobile sector is one of the key pillars contributing to Morocco's economic growth.
The industry created more than 200,000 jobs in 2021.
To strengthen the sector, Morocco emphasizes the importance of training as a strategic activity within the Industrial Acceleration plan 2014-2020 - seeking to contribute to the development of the sector.
According to the Ministry of Industry, the objective is to create a pool of qualified workers through vocational training centers in different cities, such as Casablanca, Kenitra and Tangier.
Last year, Mezzour emphasized Morocco's ambition to become the "world's most competitive automotive industry platform."