Microsoft Morocco has just signed a memorandum of understanding with Mohammed Polytechnic VI University (UM6P) to provide student developers, startups and Moroccan small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with training content as well as resources and technology skills. This collaboration will make it even easier for more target groups to access new technologies, as well as give startups and SMEs the opportunity to learn valuable digital skills, reads a joint statement from Microsoft and UM6P. . UM6P students will benefit from a training program provided by Microsoft
The latter will be exclusively dedicated to developers and will be accessible from the Microsoft Azure platform. Such a program will be given to UM6P students and also to students from 12 other Moroccan and African universities. Microsoft and UM6P will jointly establish a new general coding course that will take advantage of the educational expertise of 1337 and Microsofts to reach an even wider audience of learners, both in Morocco and in other African countries. Considering the challenges that young graduates often face in the labor market, this program will focus on employability by providing young people with the necessary means to peacefully enter the labor market.
Moroccan startups will also benefit from this program. So, to enable startups to achieve even more growth, Microsoft and UM6P will provide technology support and growth assistance to startups at the UM6P startup campus “StartGate”. In addition, UM6P, leveraging existing projects in the market, will work to identify small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that want to be supported in their digitization initiatives, while Microsoft will provide UM6P-registered SMEs with new technological skills, while they connect them with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) internationally.