Launch of extension works of Nouaceur Aeronautics and Airport Logistics Institute
The works are co-financed by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) which invested in the project 59.5 million DH ($6.6 million) through its MCA-Morocco “Charaka Fund”. Morocco’s Office for Vocational Training and Promotion of Work (OFPPT) is contributing 20.2 million DH ($2.2 million) to the project.
After the extension and conversion work is completed, the Nouaceur facilities will provide 1,200 new vocational training spaces in nine airport and aeronautics trade sectors.
The sectors include airport logistics, surface treatment, heat treatment, digitally controlled machinery, machining operation, aircraft maintenance mechanics, and aerostructure and aeronautical welding.
Minister of Industry Moulay Hafid Elalamy who was present at the construction launch pointed out that 142 companies operate in the field and produce about 42% of the country’s aeronautics components.
Upgrading the ISMALA airport and aeronautics trades vocational facility in Nouaceur is one of 15 Charaka-funded projects that will create 12,670 professional opportunities for trainees across the country, according to the MCA-Morocco.
The Charaka Fund is a partnership between Morocco and the United States established under the “Compact II” cooperation program, with a budget worth $450 million financed through the US’ Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
The Fund aims to promote the professional inclusion of young people, improve the competitiveness of companies, and adopt collaborative governance with professionals.