The campus, supported by the Tanger Med Group, in partnership with the Mohamed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and the school 42, with an area of 2,000 m2, will house 3 clusters, equipped with 210 latest generation iMACs as well as relaxation and meeting spaces. Located at the heart of an industrial ecosystem with strong digital transformation challenges, the 1337 school aims to eventually train nearly 650 new students on the new campus.
Building on the success of the two campuses of Ecole 1337 located in Khouribga and Benguerir, which opened in 2018 and 2019 respectively, the Tanger Med Group is, through its Foundation, creating a third campus in partnership with the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. (UM6P) and school 42. One hour from Tangier and near Cabo Negro, the third campus 1337 covers an area of 2,000 m2 spread over 2 levels.
The various spaces have been designed in accordance with the DNA of the Khouribga and Ben Guerir campuses and offer collaborative, flexible spaces, imbued with geek culture in addition to 12,000 m2 of sports infrastructure. The campus will house 3 clusters of more than 730 m2, equipped with 210 latest generation iMACs, connected to a dedicated internet line as well as very large capacity storage servers, at the cutting edge of technology.
Two relaxation areas with an area of 300 m2 equipped with pool tables, ping pong and game consoles are also available to students. The Meet-up, a place of meeting and discussion, will allow students and guests of the school to meet, discuss and debate on innovative topics, of technological scope with professionals in the sector. It is also a space to bring out new ideas brought forward by startups or organize workshops.
With a capacity of 100 seats, the space is flexible. “Tanger Med, with the technical and pedagogical support of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is deploying in the Region a training in computer development completely free, accessible to all, without prerequisite of diploma or knowledge in computer science” specifies Mehdi Tazi Riffi, president of the management board of Tanger Med.
Pedagogy 42 is based on three essential pillars: “Peer Learning”, a methodology which emphasizes peer learning and collective intelligence; gamification, which relies on a progression similar to that of a video game with access to levels above each skill acquired; and finally the decompartmentalization of time leaving each student the opportunity to advance at their own pace in an autonomous and individualized manner. The new 1337 campus is located at the heart of a rich industrial ecosystem with strong challenges for digital transformation.
Equipped with 150 posts, 1337 will increase its capacity to 210 posts by 2023, with the ambition of eventually training nearly 650 students.
“With a permanent concern for improving employability, especially for young workers, 1337 will participate in aligning the digital skills required by the job market and the real availability of these skills within the country’s second economic hub” underlines Mahdi Tazu Riffi.
In the era of accelerated digitization, the strengthening of Moroccan skills in digital technology and the promotion of digital entrepreneurship constitute a professional opportunity for Moroccan youth and an imperative for development and national competitiveness.