L’Institut de Promotion Socio-Educative (IPSE) is a non-profit association. The purpose of the Institute is to provide education services shaped by the Ministry of National Education’s programs. The Institute offers a unique education experience and promotes learning across various areas including science, art, and language.
(*) Covering the preschool, primary school and junior high-school
IPSE’s preschool and primary educational schools promote an open environment and an innovative approach to education. To meet the needs of pre-school, primary and high-school education, IPSE has expanded its school base from 6 educational institutions in 2010 to 15 by 2012.
IPSE will dispose of 20 schools in 2015.
At the educational level, these initiatives are as follows:
Make educational texts and equipment available for instructive requirements
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University was built in Benguerir Green City, one of the OCP Group’s main phosphate-extraction sites. Mohammed VI Polytechnic University re-invests the wealth of Morocco’s soil in education, training, and research.
The choice matches the OCP Group’s responsibility towards building, in Morocco, a knowledge economy and a knowledge society that are up to the task of creating greater wealth and welfare. That investment consolidates the OCP Group as a worldwide business, a pioneer industrial leader in innovation, and a stakeholder in the country’s development.
The mission of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is to become a reference institution in training and research, and to that end, to build links with leading knowledge centres at international level, whilst carrying out an innovative and specifically Moroccan experiment.
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University offers high-quality university training in engineering, as well as in the economic, political, and social sciences, across all university cycles.
The University is made up of a Faculty of Engineering, an engineering school: the School of Industrial Management (EMINES), and a Faculty of Governance, Economic Science, and Social Science.
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aims at having 6 000 registered students in 2023.
EMINES began its integrated preparatory cycle in 2013; the faculties will begin their integrated preparatory cycle in September 2014.
The research policy of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is based around two main strands that give rise to knowledge that is important for the country’s economic and social development:
In higher cycles of studies, the students of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University are privileged to benefit from research-based training that allows them to be in contact with study and research plans, and to be trained in new practices and knowledge that will give them profiles that are sought after, making them people who generate change and disseminate knowledge.
Academic chairs, the gateways between training and research, will be set up around lecturers of international renown in priority subjects for Morocco’s economy and society.
Skills Centers represent OCP’s commitment to its neighbors, in particular to the young people of the sites where it is present. Skills Centers were designed in 2012 to act as local platforms that bring together a range of initiatives including supporting and promoting skills, talents, and abilities amongst young people.
Skills Centers are intended for the OCP Group’s young neighbors and for the children of retired OCP Group staff; they are focal points for personal development, learning, and fulfilment, as well as for promoting entrepreneurship and a sense of civic commitment. Skills Centers aim to boost student’s skills and fulfilment by offering a range of programs, such as counselling, guidance, communication, “Soft Skills”, programs including language, music, arts, entrepreneurship, and leadership and teambuilding.
Three Skills Centers are currently operational: Youssoufia Skills, Rhamna Skills, and Laâyoune Skills. Two Skills Centers, Safi Skills and Khouribga Skills, will open their doors in 2014. Each Skills Centre can accommodate between 800 and 1,000 members.
At Youssoufia Skills, 28 projects have benefited from support for business creation, while 28 associations have been selected to receive technical support.
At Laâyoune Skills, 77 associations have been selected to benefit from the skills-boosting program.
The overall offer from Skills Centers.
Fertilizing our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
OCP Entrepreneurship strives to stimulate economic development and job creation opportunities through 4 programs targeted towards small-businesses and entrepreneurs. Programs include:
Focusing on Long Term Success and Impact
Entrepreneurs’ success is key to sustainable economic development. We designed a program whose impact is measured not only through the viability of the businesses we help start and grow but also the sustainable value added and jobs created.
Working with Partners
Our ambition is help strengthen the existing entrepreneurship ecosystem through the design and promotion of pathways where entrepreneurs of all types can find assistance at any stage of their development.
To achieve such a goal, we are joining hands with diverse local, national and international partners. Including:
Co-host of the 2014 MIT Global Startup Workshop in Marrakesh: GSW has been held on six continents, reached participants from over 70 nations, and grown to become the premier workshop for fostering global entrepreneurship. This year, 65 scholarships will be offered to African entrepreneurs to attend the event for free.