Rabat, March 21, 2023 —Amideast, Boeing and the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communications are pleased to launch an innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and training program that will deepen awareness of environmental sustainability among Moroccan youth and provide them with skills they will need to address these challenges.
Sixty young men and women, aged 18–25, will participate in the STEM for Sustainability Youth Program beginning in April. The training will provide immersion in activities that develop skills in STEM fields as well as the integration of problem-based learning focused on local environmental challenges. The program will also raise their awareness of career opportunities in the STEM fields through classroom presentations as well as field trips to sites where environmental challenges are addressed through STEM-based solutions.
Today’s launch took place at the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication’s Youth House Ennour in Yaccoub El Mansour, a central suburb of Rabat, where the program will be hosted over the next four months. The ceremony was attended by Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa President Kuljit GhataAura, Secretary General of the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communications, Mustapha Messoudi, U.S. Embassy Morocco’s Economic Counselor, Stephen P. O’Dowd and Amideast’s Regional Director for Workforce Development and Employability, Jennifer Smith.
“The programs developed by Amideast and Boeing provide a great opportunity to prepare young people for exciting careers in the aerospace industry, which is crucial for the future growth of the industry. As we are all experiencing the global challenge of climate change, our sector strives for innovation and sustainable development. Through programs like these, we can inspire and equip the next generation of aerospace professionals to drive progress and create a brighter future for all” said Kuljit Ghata-Aura, President of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
The Secretary General remarked, “I am very pleased to have Boeing – a global American company – contributing to youth skills development in Morocco. The particular focus on STEM skills and teaching youth how to better engage in STEM-based solutions can have a positive impact on youth employment, and the local environment.”
Jennifer Smith, Amideast’s Regional Director for Workforce and Entrepreneurship, added, “We are delighted to expand our regional partnership with Boeing to offer this STEM-based program for youth in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication. This program draws on local community support while also advancing the Moroccan government’s national youth development priorities.”
About Amideast: Amideast is a leading American nonprofit organization engaged in international education, training, and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. Amideast has operated continuously in Morocco for over 40 years. With offices in Rabat and Casablanca and its management of learning centers in Laayoune and Dakhla, Amideast/Morocco’s portfolio encompasses English language instruction, testing and scholarship services, as well as youth entrepreneurship and employability training programs throughout the country. For more information, visit https://www.amideast.org/morocco.
About Boeing: As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity. Join our team and find your purpose at boeing.com/careers Learn more about Boeing’s sustainability commitments, partnerships and efforts in its 2022 Sustainability Report and on Boeing’s sustainability website.