AI: Sekkouri calls for a “proactive posture” of stakeholders in Morocco


The Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills, Younes Sekkouri, called on Friday in Casablanca for the adoption of a “proactive posture” in terms of artificial intelligence (AI), encouraging stakeholders in Morocco to become influential players in this technology, rather than being satisfied with passive use.

Speaking at an international seminar organized at the initiative of the Moroccan Federation of Professional Education (FMEP) and the Federation of Private Education of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (FEP – CGEM), Mr. Sekkouri explained that AI requires rigorous organization of data and the development of sufficient computing power to master it.

Describing AI as a subject that has become omnipresent and sometimes overused, the minister warned against a superficial approach, stressing the importance of relying on AI experts to go beyond appearances. He also recommended a widespread adaptation of professional training curricula to integrate this technology.

“This technology transforms businesses by optimizing processes and improving data processing, enabling more effective decision-making and changes in consumption habits, influenced by data collection and analysis,” Sekkouri said.

For his part, the president of the Human Capital Commission of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), Karim Cheikh, affirmed that despite the potential risks, the opportunities offered by AI should not be neglected, believing that Morocco should prepare to take advantage of it for its economic and social development.

The President of the Federation of Private Education (FEP) of the CGEM, Kamal Dissaoui, for his part, recommended strengthening collaboration between the public and private sectors to take full advantage of the benefits of AI and create a dynamic and innovative educational ecosystem, where technology and humans complement each other to offer quality education to young people.

For his part, the president of the Moroccan Federation of Vocational Education (FMEP) and vice-president of the FEP-CGEM, Abdelilah Benhilal, noted that the integration of AI tools now makes it possible to design increasingly personalized learning paths adapted to the needs of each learner, as well as to determine the new skills required to improve their employability in a constantly changing environment.

During this seminar, held in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills, under the theme “The impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on vocational training and employability: innovations, challenges and perspectives”, FMEP and FEP-CGEM concluded two partnership agreements. The first agreement was signed with the National Agency for the Promotion of Employment and Skills (ANAPEC) and the second with the Moroccan Society for Health Simulation (Morocco Sim).

This event was also an opportunity for specialists, researchers and vocational training operators to discuss changes in vocational training in the light of AI, current applications and their impacts on learning experiences, as well as future developments in relation to the professions and skills to be acquired.

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