Morocco's government to start school for truck drivers

The school is a collaboration among the Volvo Group, the UN Industrial Development Organisation UNIDO and American development agency USAID

Johan Reiman, Volvo Group, together with Hanan Hanzaz, UNIDO rep Morocco, M. Abdelilah Hifdi, président transport federation, Dana Mansuri, USAID mission director Morocco, M. Abdellatif El Bouch, secretary general, ministry of vocational training and Mme Loubna Tricha, directrice générale, OFPPT
Johan Reiman, Volvo Group, together with Hanan Hanzaz, UNIDO rep Morocco, M. Abdelilah Hifdi, président transport federation, Dana Mansuri, USAID mission director Morocco, M. Abdellatif El Bouch, secretary general, ministry of vocational training and Mme Loubna Tricha, directrice générale, OFPPT

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The government of Morocco has decided to start a school for truck drivers to improve road safety and strengthen the country's position as a transport hub. The school, which will be located in the capital Casablanca, is a collaboration among the Volvo Group, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation UNIDO and the American development agency USAID.

An official ceremony was recently held to launch the project and the first students are expected to start their training at the beginning of next year. The plan is to train around 500 professional drivers over the next four years in subjects such as safe and fuel-efficient driving.

The Volvo Group will provide vehicles, equipment and teacher training. This is the second school for truck drivers that the Volvo Group is involved in. The first driver training programme will start in June this year when a school for around 500 students opens in Ethiopia.

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