The firm said the center will create up to 400 information technology jobs in Morocco over the next three years through its application development, application maintenance and systems integration services.
According to Abdallah Rachidi Alaoui, Country General Manager, IBM Morocco,“The center is part of a broad program of investment that IBM is making across Africa and reflects IBM’s commitment to providing the high-value technology services required by clients in Morocco and French-speaking Africa.”
“It also highlights IBM’s commitment to partnering with local universities and academic institutions to deliver high value skills highly relevant in today’s marketplace,” Alaoui added.
IBM said the Morocco Global Delivery Center will employ technology graduates and experienced IT professionals with backgrounds in computer science, engineering, mathematics and science or give them graduate assignments and internships.
The firm will also work with local universities to support the development of the computer science curriculum and help the next generation of IT talent secure world class training.
“Our work with IBM to create this center reflects the Government of Morocco’s deep commitment to investing in developing highly skilled professionals to succeed in competitive global markets,” said Mr. Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Industry, Trade and New Technologies. He also added that “The launch and successful development of this technology center, that is expected to grow in the coming years, will result in a culture that will foster and promote a stronger knowledge-based export economy for Morocco”.
IBM launched in Morocco since 1932, and last year, opened an expanded location in the administrative capital, Rabat, doubling IBM’s presence and strengthening its operations in the kingdom.