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HM the King inaugurates specialized Institute in businesses of ICT, broadcasting technology of Fez, worth 53 mln dirhams.

Summary: HM King Mohammed VI inaugurated, on Saturday at the Fez-Shore area, the specialized Institute in the businesses of offshoring, technologies of information, communication and broadcasting (ISMOTICA), carried out for a total investment of 53 million dirhams.

partner in skills dedicated to companies that will do their business at Fez-Shore.

- More than 2,500 young trainees trained each year.

- The Sovereign inquired about the progress of work to carry out the Fez- Shore Park.

The Sovereign toured through the various structures and dependencies of this new facility designed to provide the Offshore Zone of Fez with human resources, especially in business services and Information Technology related to offshoring activities.

The Institute is part of the development strategy of the training in promising sectors, set up by the Office for Professional Education and Work Promotion (OFPPT).

Techniques of banking, insurance, human resources management, international accounting, software development, database administration, are all areas in which the Fez Institute will be a partner in skills, whether for initial or continuing training for the all firms that will do their business at Fez Shore.

This area is expected to generate, over time, 12,000 jobs most of which would be filled by the Institute graduates. The training courses are set up in partnership with specialized international institutions such as CISCO, Microsoft and Oracle for the business of IT offshoring (ITO), in addition to the CNAM in the business process outsourcing (accounting, sales operations, Personnel Officer).

The ISMOTICA will house a "Cisco Academy" and "Microsoft IT Academy" for the certification of trainers, curriculum and trainees. For this purpose, to train in optimal learning conditions, the Institute has modern facilities and equipment: 10 classrooms, 12 specialized rooms, an audio-visual workshop, two language laboratories, two rooms for sales Tele-counsellors, a library, two seminar rooms, an amphitheatre-video conferencing, and a data centre, a maintenance room, an administrative block and sports fields.

Built on an area of 5700 m2, the Institute has a capacity of 2,500 students annually in the level Bac +2 and +3 in addition to the provision of training and technical assistance to businesses.

This new facility will be added to five other similar establishments made since December 2005 in Casablanca, Tangier, Rabat and Marrakech.

They can currently accommodate 7,400 trainees in the trades of Offshoring and 27,000 youth in the ICT sectors.

HM the King was, on this occasion, informed of the progress of work to carry out the Fez-Shore Park, which mobilizes an investment of one billion dirhams.

It covers a total area of 20 hectares, including an area of 130,000 m2 for offices and services.

Fez Shore Park, whose completion is expected in 2016, will house a "Wold Class" area which will include a private closed and secured area, trays offices ready to use and a loop telecom fibre.

It will offer a variety of services to businesses and employees, particularly through a one-stop shop, a training centre on site, a business centre, in addition to retail space and restaurants.

It will ultimately create nearly 12,000 jobs site. Development work of the site was completed in March 2011, while the first phase of the project (buildings), covering a total area of 16,096 m2, will be delivered in the second quarter of 2012.

Large works were carried out up to 95%, while the development work of the secondary lots are 75%.

For the promotion and marketing of the park, commercial actions will be undertaken with clients already doing business in Morocco, and a series of road shows in France and Spain.

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Date:Jan 18, 2012
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