Employability of Graduates at Center of Priorities of Ministry of Higher Education – Minister –

Improving the employability of higher education graduates is at the center of the ministry’s priorities, through the reform and development of training courses and their adaptation to the requirements of the labor market, said Tuesday Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Abdellatif Miraoui. In response to an oral question at the House of Advisors on “the compatibility of university training with the requirements of the labor market”, presented by the group of the General Confederation of Moroccan Businesses, Miraoui stressed that this priority is reflected in the centrality of the student within the new strategic vision that the ministry intends to implement in the framework of the National Plan for Accelerating the Transformation of the Ecosystem of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation (PACTE ESRI 2030). According to the Minister, this plan is based on several orientations, including the desire for empowerment and excellence through a training offer in line with the requirements of the time, and relies on the latest pedagogical approaches, which not only strengthens the employability of graduates, but also supports their ability to adapt to the rapid changes in the labor market. The National Plan is based, he said, on a renewed approach to partnership between the university, the region and the socio-economic fabric to mobilize the capacities available at the level of all territorial areas in order to create an economic dynamism generating wealth and employment opportunities and promoting social integration and living together. Miraoui added that his department is working through a set of measures to meet the conditions for success of the academic career of the student, by establishing an effective and efficient guidance system that meets its needs and aspirations, to improve the supply of training and educational supervision, to develop professional career in partnership with economic actors and to create fluid bridges between cycles and sections of training. The Minister stressed that these measures also include several mechanisms related to the generalization of career guidance centers in universities and improvement of the quality of their services to develop the capabilities of students and promote their sense of entrepreneurship.