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USAID aims to contribute to narrowing the gap between supply and demand of skilled labor and boost youth employability in the heavy-duty machinery sector
August 8, 2019

In Morocco, 30 percent of the population is between 15 and 29 years old and the number of people reaching working age is increasing. But despite that fact, companies struggle to find employees. This is due to the severe deficit of marketable skills, which affects the whole region and plagues the operation and productivity of industrial sectors. In order to maintain economic growth, security, and stability, it is of paramount importance to respond to this problem and to close the skills gap, thereby creating employment for the youth, reducing poverty, and fostering wealth creation. 

Engaging both the public and private sector, the Academy will offer a highly-specialized driver training program to help students smoothly transition from the Academy into the workforce.
August 8, 2019

USAID supports youth employability while addressing road safety challenges through the establishment of the Academy for Safe Truck Driving (ACCES). ACCES aims to help narrow the skill shortage in the road transport sector by providing courses on safe and defensive driving, fuel efficiency for various types of trucks and buses, and soft skills, such as professional communication and customer service.

May 21, 2019

Learning to read is an overwhelming task for Moroccan children who have consistently ranked among the worst performers in international reading tests. Teaching reading is no easy task for the teachers either. For years, Moroccans struggled to find an efficient way to facilitate the teaching-learning process.

May 21, 2019

Atika is a first grade teacher at Dar Kayd Ali primary school in a rural village at the foot of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Until recently, Atika struggled to make reading instruction interesting for her students. With memorization being the norm, her students recited texts, often by heart instead of with comprehension. She realized her students were unable to read new words aloud. Atika’s frustration grew daily as she saw the perplexed expression on her students’ faces when asked to identify letters or decode words.

May 20, 2019

The parents of students from the Al Adarisa Primary School in Inzegane, a tiny city in a southern region of Morocco, are wondering about the change in their children’s behavior.

“Our children won’t miss school for any reason,” said one of the parents in a meeting with the Provincial Education Director.

Visiting the class of Fouzia Atlassi, it’s easy to understand why.

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Last updated: August 09, 2019

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