Axa Services Morocco (ASM) has embarked on a project to introduce a certificate in technical and insurance advisory services, in partnership with the Ministry of National Education.
Training in the insurance sector is still underdeveloped in Morocco, obliging insurance entities to organise in-house training for new recruits so as to teach them the basics of the profession, according to local media reports.
To remedy this situation, Axa signed three agreements recently with the ministry as well as two universities that will conduct training leading to the certificate. The universities are the Mohammed V University, through its law schools Souissi-Rabat and Salé, and Ibn Tofaïl University of Kenitra, via its Higher School of Technology (EST). The training will be open from September this year.
A hundred students will be enrolled in the first batch in the two faculties of Rabat and Salé, said Mr Mohammed Rhachi, president of the University Mohammed V.
ASM executives will be involved in the design and facilitation of the courses taught.
ASM's own recruitment needs have increased in recent years to a staff strength of nearly 2,800 employees at present, against 30 agents at the start-up in 2006.
"Every year, students will spend at least four months, training in one of the sites in Rabat or Technopolis, to enable them to practise the techniques and theoretical courses offered at the university," says Rachid Benkirane, recruitment manager at ASM.
An evaluation will be conducted to explore the possibility of extending this degree to other universities.