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20% enhance in variety of purposes acquired for 230 full-time programs in MCAST


Sep 3, 2022

Minister for Schooling and Employment Owen Bonnici was current for the opening ceremony organised by the Malta Faculty for Arts, Science and Expertise (MCAST) for the brand new educational yr.

In view of COVID-19 restrictions, the Faculty held the occasion with restricted participation to make sure security, while encouraging workers and college students to affix the occasion just about.

MCAST Principal and CEO Prof Joachim James Calleja was additionally current for the ceremony, along with President of the Faculty’s Board of Governors Professor Ian Refalo, Everlasting Secretary Dr Frank Fabri and President of the MCAST Scholar Council Jesmar Frendo.

MCAST opened its doorways to over 1,280 college students in August to finish the earlier educational yr, adopted by 40 programs that began on the 1st of October for the brand new educational yr.

Minister Owen Bonnici mentioned that; “I’m very glad with the truth that this yr MCAST noticed a rise of 20% within the variety of purposes for round 230 full-time programs. MCAST has all the time offered an training that goes past the classroom curriculum, with the chance to acquire internationally recognised {qualifications}. New examine and coaching applications are continually being added to the listing of programs supplied, in order that the intention stays to deal with the precise wants of particular person college students pursuing programs at completely different ranges whereas guaranteeing that every scholar has the chance to go to larger degree programs with out issue.”

“MCAST has grown so much and big strides have been made for the advantage of college students. Our focus is to have profitable graduates who’re the primary selection for employers. Our objective can also be for college students to graduate with ambition and entrepreneurial capability in order that they’ll succeed even when they begin an organization on their very own. MCAST presents {qualifications} in crucial areas of the economic system the place there are essentially the most job alternatives,” Minister Bonnici concluded.

In an encouraging message to college students and lecturing workers members, Principal and CEO Prof Joachim James Calleja mentioned; “As we welcome you in distinctive circumstances, I do know that the previous months have been troublesome. The abrupt closing of our campuses in March and the transition to on-line and face-to-face studying has made us deeply respect the resilience and connection of our MCAST group. As we adapt to security practices and welcome you again on campus, we are going to hold guaranteeing continuity within the high quality of your training. Now greater than ever, we have to just remember to hold aiming excessive in your studying, profession and life aspirations. To all college students, I urge you to actively take part in your training and coaching and to air your expectations as usually as potential. A robust scholar voice makes a distinction to the companies that we provide.”

The President of the MCAST Scholar Council Jesmar Frendo mentioned that this was a time when college students wanted to work collectively to help one another. He urged college students to achieve out for assist when wanted, as companies like these supplied by the Faculty’s Wellbeing Hub are open to all.

In addressing worldwide college students, Artistic Arts scholar Astrid Dorekens mentioned; “MCAST is not only a option to comply with your profession path; our group welcomes the language, the tradition and the range you deliver with you.”

The ceremony closed with a prayer by representatives from completely different religions.

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