Minister Younes Sekkouri’s department wants to bring out innovative service offers in the field of youth training and employment, intended for the different sectors of activity and territories! To achieve this, the minister is trying an approach that changes from what we have seen so far. Hopefully it will bear fruit!
Invite presidents of key federations and reference companies operating in different sectors of activity to a collective intelligence exercise: automotive industry, aeronautics, tourism industry, agri-food industry, offshoring and telecommunications sectors, trade and services , as well as that of the outsourcing of services.
This is the innovative format adopted by the Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills to draw up an inventory of these different sectors. Objective: to draw with them the contours of the current context in terms of youth training and employment, to identify their impressions of the realities of their partnership with the State, the authorities and public establishments, but also to best meet their expectations. and develop new relationships. “We want to inaugurate a cycle of reflection-actions, which is a moment of frankness, of listening to your expectations and the challenges.
Above all, listen to your suggestions. We do not conceive the relationship with you in the logic of framing and orientation. We want to make an inverted path in which we start from the lived and the existing. We listen to your analysis of the situation and in particular of the post-Covid context, also of the geopolitical context in which we live.
We would like, on this basis, to be able to rethink the offer with the players in the ecosystem, whether they are directly under the supervision of the ministry, namely the Office for Vocational Training and the National Agency for the Promotion of employment and skills (Anapec), which are provided with significant and even greater resources in 2023, under the 2023 Finance Act.
On this basis, we want to bring out new service offerings for sectors and territories. It is in this perspective that this meeting is being held”, explained Minister Younes Sekkouri, during the first edition of the meetings on economic inclusion, small business, employment and skills, whose objective is the creation of 8,000 jobs.
Having reliable data: sector priority tourist in the field of employment
For Hamid Bentahar, president of the National Confederation of Tourism (CNT), above all, the sector is struggling to get the right figures. The lack of employment data is a real issue. The Ministry of Tourism speaks of 4,000 accommodation establishments, while Booking.com refers to 12,000.
This observation alone illustrates the serious problem of reliable data from which the tourism sector suffers. “The pandemic has taught us that people who live from tourism are much more numerous. There are many activities outside the hospitality industry that are now orphaned. The first subject is to really know how many jobs are generated by the sector to be able to act and improve the next day.
The first complaint is to have data specific to our sector. Then, simplify the procedures to make them available to players in the sector, which are mostly VSEs, ”explains the manager. In fact, 80% of formal players in the tourism sector are VSEs, and it is known that many companies of this type do not always have HR organizations able to understand the complexity of administrative procedures.
The other complaint is to give a boost to many projects under development in partnership with organizations directly under the supervision of Younes Sekkouri’s department, namely the Office of Vocational Training and Labor Promotion (OFPPT) and the National Agency for the Promotion of Employment and Skills (Anapec).
Three major challenges for the automotive industry in the field of employment For Hakim Abdelmoumen, President of the Moroccan Association for Automotive Industry and Construction (AMICA), the sector today has a certain maturity on current devices formation, as it is organized into ecosystems. That said, he explains that the industry today has “three major challenges.
The first consists in preparing, as of today, the skills necessary to be able to position oneself on the market of the car of tomorrow, given the transition-transformation of the car, in progress towards electric, autonomous and connected mobility”.
Added to this is a need for decarbonization and, finally, a need for competitiveness linked, on the one hand, to the rise in the prices of inputs and raw materials, and, on the other hand, to the deployment of industry 4.0 or industry digitized. So many factors that need to be anticipated through skills. In addition, the sector plans to move from the status of a manufacturing industry to that of a development industry.
Aeronautics industry: priority to training skills on the decarbonization of industrial processes and moving upmarket at the engineering level
In aeronautics, there is the green plane project, which in 2050 will be zero carbon emissions. For Karim Cheikh, President of the Group of Moroccan Aeronautical and Space Industries (GIMAS), “Today, the workhorse is to be present both at the level of skills training on the decarbonization of industrial processes for the 6 ecosystems that abound in the sector. It is also necessary to train skills in engineering, for the low-carbon aircraft.
We are talking about hydrogen propulsion, electric propulsion, etc. So many key subjects on which we must position ourselves”. For the need for skills on the digital side, the manager explains that the sector needs to collect data and analyze it, because the plane of tomorrow will be even more connected than it is today.
The other challenges are to move upmarket at the engineering level, at the level of aircraft maintenance and repair, but also the inclusion of women who today represent 40.6% of the 20,000 employees in the sector.
Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Jobs and Skills
“It has been almost a year since the new government was appointed by Her Majesty. Many dynamics have taken place both nationally and internationally. All countries are asking fundamental questions about the question of employment, which is linked, whether we like it or not, to the question of skills, in its broadest sense. In Morocco, we are privileged to have such a rich fabric of private sector actors who are grouped together in federations, who think, act and are on the front line in relation to issues of employment, skills and above all that of competitiveness.
Opposite, the public authorities are constantly called upon to renew the legislative frameworks, the incentives and above all to listen to the sectors and territories. There are also territorial actors who are also called upon to fully play their role, within the framework of the prerogatives of regionalization. The question that has always arisen is that of convergence, which can be seen in various aspects, including between the different administrations”.
Incorporate enough organizational agility to match supply and demand
For Rédouane El Haloui, President of the Moroccan Federation of Information Technologies, Telecommunications and Offshoring (APEBI), the problem of competence in the sector he represents boils down to the balance between the Offer and demand.
Knowing that 80% of the jobs of 2030 are not yet known, and taking into account the fact that the average duration of skills for the technical profile is 24 months, “it is imperative to adjust supply to demand” and integrate enough organizational agility to match supply and demand.
As such, he appreciates the establishment of an inter-sector skills committee to deal in depth with the problem of matching skills, which penalizes many other sectors.
Modeste Kouamé / ECO Inspirations
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