TWO PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS IN FAVOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN INDUSTRY

▪ The first agreement was signed between CFCIM, Anapec, the Regional Investment Center (CRI) of Casablanca-Settat and the Caisse Centrale de Garantie (CCG) and relates to support for first-time entrepreneurs. ▪ The second agreement was concluded between CFCIM, Anapec, Lydec, Ingelec, Clemessy Maroc- subsidiary of the Eiffage group and the National Superior School of Electricity and Mechanics (ENSEM). It covers an additional training course to improve the employability of technicians specializing in electricity. The signing of these two agreements took place at the CFCIM headquarters in the presence of Mr. Jean-Pascal DARRIET, President of CFCIM, Mr. Abdelmonnime EL MADANI, Director General of Anapec, Mr. Hicham ZANATI SERGHINI, Director General of the CCG, Mr. Salmane BELAYACHI, Managing Director of CRI Casablanca-Settat, Mrs. Bouchra NHAILI, Human Resources Director at Lydec, Mr. Reda SEKKAT, Managing Director of Ingelec, Mr. Talal NOURRE, Managing Director of Clemessy Morocco and Mr. Badreddine BENAMEUR, Director General of ENSEM. An agreement for post-creation support for first-time entrepreneurs The first agreement signed between CFCIM, Anapec, the CRI of Casablanca-Settat and the CCG aims to set up post-creation support systems for first-time -entrepreneurs, including beneficiaries of the Intelaka program and who have already benefited from support in the pre-creation phase by Anapec as well as by other partners. Indeed, the risk of default is particularly high during the three years following the creation of the company, hence the importance of supporting young project leaders. This support will target first-time entrepreneurs in the Casablanca-Settat region who have created their business. The objective is to help them develop their entrepreneurial skills, to provide them with all the useful information (taxation, legal, target markets, etc.) and to facilitate their access to business networks in order to enable them to obtain their first ordered. In this context, 15 entrepreneurs will benefit from various programs: tutoring, networking, peer learning, etc. They will also have the opportunity to be supported by experts, mentors and possibly business angels. An agreement for the development of skills in Moroccan industry The CFCIM and its Casablanca Business School (ESAC), Anapec, Lydec, Ingelec, Clemessy Maroc and ENSEM have decided to pool their expertise and resources in order to improve the employability of specialized electrical technicians. This initiative aims to reduce the gap between the skills of job seekers and the concrete needs of manufacturers who are struggling to find certain qualified profiles. Its ambition is therefore to facilitate the professional integration of young people while allowing companies to meet their most critical skills needs. In this context, the partners have thus agreed to work together to set up an innovative, short-term, work-study training program in alternating mode. In its pilot phase, the project plans to recruit a first class of 25 technicians. Anapec will take care of the sourcing of candidates, the preselection and the setting up of financing mechanisms within the framework of the TAEHIL program. ENSEM and ESA Casablanca will take care of pedagogical engineering and teaching. Lydec, Ingelec and Clemessy Maroc will provide candidates with their educational infrastructure for carrying out practical exercises and will provide experience sharing in certain training modules. Site visits will also be scheduled. Note that these two projects were initiated by the Employment, Training and Education Commission of the CFCIM. Verbatim Jean-Pascal DARRIET, President of CFCIM: “The signing of these 2 agreements demonstrates the commitment of the various partners for the development of skills and entrepreneurship, but it is above all proof that the development of employability in Morocco through salaried employment or business creation is a value common to our organizations. The CFCIM, through its employment, training and education commission, has been able to catalyze everyone’s wishes and needs, mobilize and federate the expertise of stakeholders. All with the sole objective of providing pragmatic responses to the reality on the ground. These are the answers that we have come to formalize today ”