Ready for the Future of Manufacturing 4.0

The Competence Center on Automation to boost know-how and skills for the industrial development.

Creating Competences in Automation:

CCoA to present talents and Industry 4.0 Projects for Moroccan Manufacturing at  the renowned SADASC Conference in Marrakech on 24.09.2022.

Young Talents in Automation Award

Within the Competence Center on Automation (CCoA), students from universities and vocational schools in Morocco have worked on automation projects using PLCnext technology. Due to the outstanding performance of the students, Phoenix Contact is awarding the best three projects with a prize.

Find your perfect match in our candidate newsletter

Are you looking for new talents for your open vacancies?

We offer you an overview of our CCoA newcomers in our candidate newsletter. These talents are actively looking for opportunities in automation and industry 4.0.


Mr. Götz Jäckel, CCoA’s expert trainer, shares with us his views on the training conducted for the Moroccan beneficiary professors on the PLCnext technology of Phoenix Contact.

Present yourself to the CCoA community and find a suitable project, internship or job position

Leave your personal and career information in our online application form to introduce yourself to the CCoA community.

Investing in brains

“Empowering the all electric society” is the vision with which 17000 employees work on comprehensive, intelligent and integrated solutions for all areas of
energy use.

CCoA report on automation in Morocco

Automation and digitalization in Moroccos manfacturing sector need skilled workers and managers.  The CCoA report provides findings from online surveys and expert interviews. 

Concepts and Talents for the Smart Factory

CCoA presenting smart manufacturing concepts of Germany’s technology leader Siemens. International manufacturers working on Industry 4.0 projects with talents from Moroccan universities.

CCoA Program 2022

Focus on innovation and job creation

With a whole series of events, the CCoA will continue to contribute to industrial knowledge transfer in 2022 – and thus to future-proof employment and development.  The conferences and seminars address key aspects of automation and the most advanced technologies in manufacturing.

Survey on the digitalization of Moroccan industries

A survey conducted by the CCOA has analyzed the level of automation and digitization in selected Moroccan industries. The results provide a roadmap to make Moroccan industry even more competitive. 

Members of the CCOA Best Practice Community can download the survey for free.

Knowledge transfer: Successful continuation on site

Second intensive training for Moroccan experts and multipliers on Industry 4.0

After the successful kick-off in July, the second event of the Competence Center on Automation (CCoA) followed in October for a group of nine trainers from engineering schools, universities and vocational training institutions.

CCOA Community - now open for you!

Now it is launched: The new CCOA community page. Register here and benefit from the advantages: Information, exchange and soon company profiles and  job offers.

Effective teaching

Get an impression of how we are enabling Moroccan multipliers and teachers at university and vocational school level to develop and convincingly implement sustainably effective teaching units on the topic of automation

Our Objectives: Industrial Knowledge Transfer and job creation

The objective of the Competence Center on Automation is to train young people on the vocational and academic level in skills required for industrial automation and development. The CCoA will carry out training and further education measures at craftsmen-, engineering and management level. We will organize and coordinate curricula development, trainings, seminars, conferences and exhibitions. The CCoA aims at the creation of new jobs and the improvement of employment-opportunities in Moroccan industries through advanced automation and digitization technologies. Our focus areas are the automotive sector, agriculture and food-processing.

Initiative and Partnerships

The establishment of the CCoA is supported by the Special Initiative on Training and Employment of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), which is implemented, among others, by the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. In Morocco, the Special Initiative is implemented in cooperation with the Moroccan Ministry of Industry and Trade.




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Dr. Ardin Djalali
Project Leader
Graduate School of Leadership and Management of Steinbeis University
+49 07032945861

Dr. Sarah Kunkel
Project Manager
Graduate School of Leadership and
Management of Steinbeis University
+49 (0) 7032 9458 69

Kaoutar Najad, MSB
Project Coordinator
CCoA Morocco

Amine Jdid,
Project Assistant

CCoA Morocco