Fatim-Zahra Ammor, Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy, accompanied by Malika Laasri, Managing Director of the Millennium Challenge Account-Morocco Agency (MCA-Morocco), Mohamed Msellek, Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy, and Ali El Kadiri, Vice-President of the National Federation of the Hotel Industry (FNIH), chaired, this Monday, June 20, 2022, the launching ceremony of the rehabilitation and extension works of the Hotel and Tourism Technology Institute (ITHT) in Tangier.
This project benefits from the support of the “Charaka” Fund set up within the framework of the “Compact II” cooperation program, concluded between the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Government of the United States of America, represented by Millennium Challenge Corporation ( MCC). The “Charaka” Fund is intended to be a contribution to the promotion of the professional integration of young people, to the improvement of the competitiveness of companies and to the adoption of modes of governance concerted with professionals.
With a total cost of nearly 64.5 million DH, including a contribution of 58.6 million DH from the “Charaka” Fund, this project is carried out by the Department of Tourism, in partnership with the FNIH. This partnership is materialized by the creation of a School Council (CE), as the governance body of this EFP within the framework of a public-private partnership (PPP).
Thanks to the support of the “Charaka” Fund, the ITHT of Tangier should annually provide 285 additional educational seats, including 120 seats under the additional sectors which will be created and which concern the management and engineering of catering, the management of tourism, quality management, hygiene and safety, business tourism and events, luxury and international hotels and Mediterranean gourmet cuisine. In addition, the Institute will strengthen the skills of 165 trainees each year within the framework of the current courses, covering in particular the professions of kitchen clerk, catering employee, housekeeping employee, catering agent community and pastry chef.
Totaling an investment of approximately 1.026 billion DH, the 15 projects benefiting from the support of the “Charaka” Fund relate to the creation of 9 vocational training establishments (EFP) and the extension, rehabilitation and/or conversion of 6 Existing VETs. These projects cover the sectors of agriculture & agro-industry, tourism, industry, crafts, construction, transport, logistics and health. These EFPs, which will train nearly 12,670 trainees annually, are located in six regions of the Kingdom, namely CasablancaSettat, Fez-Meknes, Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Beni Mellal-Khénifra, Drâa-Tafilalet and Oriental.