A Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Water Companies Company (WSC) and the Malta School of Arts, Science and Expertise (MCAST) will guarantee extra collaboration to be able to present college students with the chance to begin a profession within the water sector.
By way of this settlement, which was renewed for the following three years, MCAST college students can have the chance to make use of of the company’s services and get hands-on expertise.
This collaboration has been ongoing for the final 5 years, and has continued to thrive in the previous couple of months. This was doable resulting from a pilot challenge that the Water Companies Company undertook by the Erasmus+ programme. By way of this initiative, Maltese and Gozitan college students had the chance to go overseas to see first-hand how the water sector is managed in Netherlands.
Throughout this pilot challenge college students from Europe, together with Maltese college students, had the chance to develop their data and vocational abilities.
In an try and allow Malta’s water expertise business to develop into “a centre of excellence,”- because of the current three million euro funding by the federal government in the direction of apprenticeships – this MOU will see the encouragement of apprenticeships for MCAST college students at WSC, in addition to versatile programs for WSC workers who want to improve their data within the sector of water expertise, mentioned CEO of WSC Ivan Falzon.
Seeing as water provide in Malta is “important to our future”, this renewed MOU will additional encourage college students to take up curiosity on this sector of water expertise, added Falzon.
Minister for Power, Enterprise and Sustainable Improvement Miriam Dalli mentioned that this settlement is figuring out the present wants throughout the labour market while selling synergy and cooperation.
Minister for Schooling Justyne Caruana praised these ongoing initiatives and collaboration, which have been ongoing for years, by the Water Companies Company and MCAST.
Seeing as the federal government must be proactive in getting ready college students for the realities and wishes at work and deal with the gaps in sure business sectors, MCAST must be “instrumental in addressing these points” mentioned Minister Caruana.
She added that since “training seeps in every single place in the neighborhood and office”, tailor made programs for the sectors which might be struggling to search out certified workers must be promoted.