Morocco: Mohammed VI Green City - Royal Solicitude for Training, Development of Youth Competences and Sport Promotion Takes Concrete Substance Through Several Projects

Benguerir  — The royal solicitude for training, the development of youth competences and the promotion of sport was mirrored a new through projects launched and inaugurated, on Monday, by HM King Mohammed VI in the Mohammed VI Green City.

The sovereign launched the building works of a center for OCP industrial competences and a high school of excellence, and inaugurated a center for youth capacities development "Rhamna Skills" and a regional center for athletes training in the Mohammed VI Green City.

Totaling around 615 million dirhams, these projects show the particular interest HM the King takes in the human element and his steadfast determination to make it the center and aim of development initiatives (Royal speech to the Nation on the occasion of the Throne Day, July 30, 2012).

These different projects will promote the employment of young people and the emergence of an intellectual and scientific elite, and will enhance industrial and economic fabrics, in addition to developing sports capacities of children and youth in the region.

The center for youth capacities development is the first operational facility carried out as part of the "OCP Skills" program planned for the Sherifian Phosphate office's activity area. Worth 14 million dirhams, the center will increase the youths' chances to get a job through coaching and guidance.

The high school of excellence is a non-profit, private education institution that meets the standards of sustainable development. It accepts middle school graduates and offers them scientific training and support to prepare for high school exams. It also offers post-high school courses to access leading scientific and technical schools, notably the future "Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique".

Worth 360 million dirhams, the high school will host a residence to accommodate up to 3,000 students.

As for the center for OCP industrial competences, it will be tasked with ensuring technical training for OCP collaborators and preparing for the integration of new recruits. The future center will meets international standards in industrial training and will have high-tech means. It will also contribute to the region's socio-economic development through training in industrial security, mechanical engineering and electricity.

The regional center for athletes training comprises a training center, six-lane tracks with synthetic coating, an indoor grassy ring, areas for jumping events and terraces.

On this occasion, HM the King handed the local sports associations six minibuses purchased as part of the anti-poverty initiative (INDH).

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