We’re creating an ecosystem of knowledge to make it easier for people to access expertise, learn skills, and bring ideas to life.
Every employee at OCP has access to relevant training and development programs, giving our people the skills to create a more sustainable future. An educated workforce means everyone can help us be more efficient and productive, and have more impact in making positive change for our business, community, and the environment.
Our investment in education goes a lot further than training our employees. Our ecosystem of knowledge includes the university we founded, plus a whole range of initiatives and programs that focus on improving specific areas – from farming to coding, engineering to culture.
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
We founded Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) as a center for applied research in agritech, biosciences and sustainability. With roots in both the academic and corporate world, UM6P has a unique position as a catalyst for entrepreneurship, bioscience, sustainability and innovative farming.
Teaching young people to code
Our coding school, 1337, empowers young people from across Africa to become the problem-solvers of tomorrow. And with a focus on peer to peer learning, it has the potential to drive digital transformation across Africa.
Scholarships for young engineers
Lycée d’excellence de Benguerir (LYDEX) is an educational launch pad. It awards scholarships for the most promising Moroccan students to study at the world’s leading engineering schools, giving them a chance to excel on the world stage.
Education in action
We invest in education at every stage, from schools to workplace. Here are three projects that are helping people develop the skills they need.
A boost for farmers
A spinout from UM6P, Agribooster supports farmers across the world to boost output and grow their income, even in challenging conditions.
A city of knowledge
Technopole Foum el Oued will be a city built on culture and knowledge in the desert outside Laâyoune. It is OCP's largest education investment in the Southern Regions.
A program for change
We’ve partnered with a leading NGO to deliver digital training and entrepreneurship programs for women and young people in the Southern Regions.
Education in numbers
2 billion DH
invested into Technopole Foum el Oued
LYDEX students admitted to France’s prestigious Grandes Ecoles engineering courses
students and 120 PhD candidates at UM6P