Young people from vulnerable backgrounds often lack the skills and support to secure long-term employment. In Morocco, since 2004, there has been a large increase in the number of people from vulnerable backgrounds engaging in technical and vocational education. This population includes prisoners, school drops-outs, disabled people and beneficiaries of the National Initiative for Human Development.
The British Council is working in partnership with AIDA, al Bayti, Coleg Gwent, Coleg y Cymoedd and West Lothian College to develop a new approach to work-based learning programmes for young people from vulnerable backgrounds. The approach includes components of technical training, pastoral support and employer engagement to ensure that the young beneficiaries are supported in developing their skills and building their futures.