Casablanca link for exchange scheme

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DONCASTER has forged new educational links with the famous North African city of Casablanca.

Doncaster College is teaming up with a textiles college in Morocco called Ecole Supérieure des Industries du Textile et de l’Habillement, in a scheme known as the Skills for Employability Project.

The British Council, who specializes in international educational and cultural opportunities, funds the project.

The aim of the project is to promote skills development and increase the employability of young people in participating countries by encouraging close links between education and industry.

Project manager Karen Trem, of the University Centre Doncaster Business School, said: “This is an exciting project, funded by the British Council, which enables us to work in partnership with ESITH in Casablanca.

“The partnership should produce mutual benefits. There will be an opportunity for a number of our staff and students to go to Casablanca to learn about textile manufacture in their well-equipped college.”

Moroccan students will also visit Doncaster.