SAP Africa in the latest effort of its desire to provide 10,000 trained ICT consultants by 2020 has kicked off its Morrocco Skills program training 39 students. The Morocco program represents intense collaboration between SAP Africa and its partners in the region, many of whom are also united by a mission to drive socio-economic growth and stimulate job creation.
After an African Economic outlook survey had announced a 54% mismatch between employers needs and what job seekers have got to offer, , the first chapter of the SAP Skills for Africa initiative was launched by SAP Africa and the Kenyan government in 2012. Since then, the effort has gained significant momentum.
There has been scarcity and stunted growth of tech start-ups, ICT and business skills in North Africa and this effort is a bid to build the skill gap. Over the course of the last six months SAP Africa actively engaged with partners who are similarly committed to the initiative’s objectives.
The Skills for Africa training that commenced 4th May in Rabat comprises a hybrid approach of classroom and e-learning and will be run free-of-charge to 39 carefully selected students. The course focuses on internationally recognized IT and business skills.
The Moroccan launch of the Skills for Africa follows the successful Kenyan graduating classes of 2013 and 2014, and further developments are expected later this year elsewhere .
Partners of SAP on the Moroccan Skills for Africa initiative include the OCP Foundation, CBI, HP-CDG, ATOS, IBM, EOH/BC Skills, Progesto, Corporate Software, ValuePass Consulting, Conso’System Consulting, as well as Injaz Al-Maghrib and Blue Storm.
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