Morocco Career Center Program

Morocco Career Center Program

The Morocco Career Center program will increase the employability of youth in Morocco and bridge the gap between youth and employers by better connecting universities and vocational centers with the needs of the labor market. The program will also provide young people with the information and skills to pursue meaningful employment.

Morocco Career Center Program

The Morocco Career Center program will increase the employability of youth in Morocco and bridge the gap between youth and employers by better connecting universities and vocational centers with the needs of the labor market. The program will also provide young people with the information and skills to pursue meaningful employment.

Goals

  • Develop and establish a replicable career center model within three universities to introduce and embed work-readiness programs into Morocco’s higher education system.
  • Engage higher education partners, including partners in the public and private sectors, as well as university administration and faculty to influence their perceptions on career development and employment.
  • Increase employability of Moroccan youth and their ability to attain meaningful employment.

People

Project Activities

  • Establish and support replicable Moroccan university career centers: The career centers will prepare students for real-world employment by equipping them with job search and preparation skills. IREX will work with local university staff to lead effective career centers. The career centers will support students as they explore career options and interact with employers through internships and job shadowing experiences.
  • Facilitate dialogue between industry and academia: As part of the program, IREX and its partners will support mutually beneficial relationships between universities and the labor market, focusing particularly on the private sector.
  • Build understanding about the concept of career preparation and planning: The project will engage and build relationships among students and their families, educators, government counterparts, the private sector, and civil society organizations.

Partners

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