Evidence of effectiveness
Given the amount of sectors under examination within this project, and the fact that education and training programmes will be adapted across those industries, the impact was estimated to be high, while the effects of this measure are likely to be quite broader than the immediate sector. The intended beneficiaries of this policy instrument have been as expected, through addressing emerging trends in the labour market by providing approximately 3,600 hours of training across the ten sectors. There were no unexpected benefits or costs to this policy instrument.
Engagement of stakeholders
The Ministry for Education and Employment constantly consulted with the Malta Chamber of Commerce, the Malta Qualifications Council and the Institute of Tourism Studies. Companies involved in Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals, Financial Services, ICT, Furniture, Printing, Infrastructure, Food, Beverages, Maritime and Plastics, and Tourism sectors have also been consulted on the skill shortages of the labour workforce when it comes to their sectors, through thorough research done beforehand.