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Student from AGEVEC to represent Morocco at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi

October 10, 2017

Ayoub Morjani, a trainee in the second year of the Heavy Duty Equipment and Commercial Vehicles Academy (AGEVEC in French), was chosen to represent Morocco this year at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi, which will be held from 15 to 18 October. It is a competition that takes place every two years and brings together more than 700 young people from all over the world and has them compete in competitions around fifty trades, including technicians specialized in maintenance of heavy equipment. This young Moroccan, who is one of only two Africans to participate in the competition in this specialty, was selected from among the winners of the Academy for his great knowledge and skills in heavy vehicles.

A native of Dakhla, a mechanical enthusiast since his childhood, Ayoub has intensively prepared for the event with one of the trainers of the Academy, in parallel to his training. He is one of twelve young graduates of the Office de la formation professionnelle et de la promotion du travail (Office of Professional Training and Labor – OFFTP) who will represent their country during the competition, in various tests from air conditioning and pastry to automotive technology.

During the event, which will last 18 hours, 16 young people from 16 countries will put their expertise in the field of heavy equipment before a panel of experts and demonstrate their ability to make a diagnosis, solve a breakdown and comply with safety standards.

It should be noted that the WorldSkills event, which is taking place for the first time this year in a country in the Middle East and North Africa region, is an opportunity to promote the exchange and sharing of skills and news technologies, as well as to emphasize the importance for the economy and international development of vocational training.

This article was originally posted in Le Matin. Read article in French here.