Microsoft Morocco has just signed a memorandum of understanding with the University Mohammed Polytechnique VI (UM6P) aimed at providing student developers, startups and Moroccan Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with training content, as well as resources and technological skills. This collaboration will make it even easier for multiple audiences to access new technologies, as well as provide startups and SMEs with the opportunity to learn valuable digitization skills, says a joint statement from Microsoft and UM6P. . UM6P students will benefit from a training program provided by Microsoft
The latter will be entirely dedicated to developers and will be available from the Microsoft Azure platform. Such a program will be provided for UM6P students and also for students from 12 other Moroccan and African universities. Microsoft and UM6P will jointly set up a new general coding course that will take advantage of the educational expertise of 1337 and that of Microsoft in order to reach an even wider audience of learners, both in Morocco and in other African countries. Bearing in mind the challenges that young graduates often face in the job market, this program will focus on employability by providing young people with the necessary means to enter the job market peacefully.
Moroccan startups will also benefit from this program. So, in order 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”. Additionally, leveraging existing projects in the market, UM6P will work to identify small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that wish to be supported in their digitization initiatives, while Microsoft will provide UM6P-registered SMEs with new technology skills, while connecting them with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) globally.