The project Kafaat Liljamia , launched in November 2017, is an initiative by the British council and the Spanish Agency of international Cooperation for Development (AECID) It is supported by the funds of the European Union with € 2.4M, as part of its support programme for vocational training for the development of human capital in Morocco. The project is also supported by the Moroccan Department of Vocational Training (DFP).
The Action’s overall objective is to improve the model of regional VET governance and delivery so that it ensures the provision of high quality VET, relevant to the needs of the labour market. The project is piloted in the north of Morocco: the regions of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima and the Oriental and will last for the next 36 months 2017-2020. .
The implementation includes two main axes:
- Support for coordination between local actors in vocational training, both public and private sector, to better meet the expectations of the labour market, by proposing at the local level a vocational training offer of quality and adapted,
- Providing financial support in the form of a grant (€100 000 to € 150 000) for pilot projects to train and integrate groups of people away from employment.
Lessons for other regions and recommendations for national institutional and legislative arrangements are identified and disseminated at national level
Concretely, the programme that will be implemented by the Regional Working Groups - GTR includes:
A program of conferences aiming at presenting international experiences,
Capacity building sessions for from Regional Working Groups - GTR members,
Workshops for the collection and exchange of information for the publication of raw and prospective data on the demand and supply of vocational training at the regional level,
Workshops to support the development of a regional plan for vocational training,
International study and exchange trips (UK, Spain), ...
In parallel and in a complementary way, a grant program will support local initiatives to ensure the inclusion of out-of-work groups, in partnership.