Morocco Universities introduce Communications Training Certificate

Alcatel-Lucent and Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, announced an agreement to offer students a training and certification program based on Alcatel-Lucent technologies and products.

• Al Akhawayn University will participate in the Alcatel-Lucent Application Partner program, giving the University access to content, training, and products that will be part of Al Akhawayn student courses and labs.

• Students will be able to develop applications to run on the newest smart desk phone, Alcatel-Lucent OmniTouch™ 8082 My IC Phone, and have access to the last product prototypes, development frameworks, API’s and documentations.

About Alcatel-Lucent and Al Akhawayn University collaboration

Al Akhawayn university students will participate in real-life project management where both technical and business lessons will be applied. The target is to give students a realistic view of the telecommunications market and encourage start-ups. Al Akhawayn students will have the opportunity to apply for Alcatel-Lucent product certification as a result of their experience in the program.

Part of the intent for the “Alcatel-Lucent Dynamic Academy” is to foster creativity and innovation, enable knowledge and experience sharing on research and development projects among students and offer access to information about the latest communication and collaboration solutions and services.

Alcatel-Lucent and Al Akhawayn University will work together on new communications solutions that combine technological skills and specific needs of the region. Morocco is one of the most dynamic countries in the region, where growth is linked to the telecommunications business and where local service providers are actively addressing growing customer needs.


“Partnering with a worldwide telecommunications leader like Alcatel-Lucent, and being a part of a comprehensive application program with access to innovative technologies and real business opportunities, was one of the determining factors in our decision to provide this academic opportunity. This effort will also contribute to the technological and economical development in our country,” said Tajje-ddine Rachidi, Associate Vice President for IT and Research at Al Akhawayn University.

“With our partners we have the opportunity to create the future of innovation, today through the Alcatel-Lucent academy partner program. This effort has become a model in Africa and Middle East and represents a step forward in Alcatel-Lucent’s Applications Enablement strategy, where the goal is to enhance the value of network assets for applications partners,”said Mounim Ghetreff, Country Senior Officer of Alcatel-Lucent in Morocco. “Al Akhawyan in Morocco is the first university to be certified ‘Academic Partner for Alcatel-Lucent’ in Middle East and Africa region.”

About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach.

The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

Source – IEWY News