College students at Malta’s School of Arts and Sciences will now have the ability to research Robotics and Synthetic Intelligence as a part of a collection of latest programs.
Principal James Calleja and Schooling Minister Owen Bonnici launched the brand new prospectus on Wednesday.
Calleja mentioned that the faculty was ever-expanding, receiving as much as 3,500 functions from new college students yearly.
The college yr at MCAST may see as much as 12,000 college students, with virtually 7,500 attending the faculty full-time.
The prospectus options the 191 programs accessible on the school throughout it’s six establishments, seven of that are model new and being supplied for the very first time.
The programs will present college students with coaching in finance insurance coverage, retail, plane upkeep, robotics and synthetic intelligence, transportation and logistics administration, in addition to the introduction of a bachelor’s diploma in vocational training.
The faculty might be providing 11 grasp’s levels this yr and an extra 21 programs have been revised to replicate up to date requirements.
“These programs have been designed in response to trade calls for. We’re proud to be a supply of high-quality coaching for trade, with all the brand new programs having been verified by the Council for the Instructing Occupation,” Calleja mentioned.
Everlasting Secretary for Schooling Frank Fabri mentioned he was happy with what the faculty had achieved in its targets to broaden sources in vocational training.
“Our goal has all the time been to permit college students to review vocations as their first selection and never as an afterthought to standard research,” Fabri mentioned.
The sentiment was echoed by the minister who mentioned the faculty was a profitable establishment doing wonderful work in vocational coaching.
“It is a great factor to see ongoing works on the MCAST campus as we all know larger and higher issues are on monitor to be achieved right here,” Bonnici mentioned.
Bonnici praised MCAST Artwork and Design college students who designed and put the prospectus collectively, saying it was lovely for college students to be highlighting the very best issues concerning the school for potential college students.
Calleja additionally paid tribute to MCAST pupil, who tragically misplaced his life whereas swimming in Mellieħa on Sunday.
“This can be a tragic occasion we may have by no means seen coming,” Calleja mentioned, whereas providing condolences to the sufferer’s family and friends.
The MCAST prospectus for the 2020/2021 tutorial yr could be seen.
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