Evidence of effectiveness
The policy instrument helped 208 people to graduate with aviation maintenance skills, which was a 47% increase from the people that were already working in the sector. 75% of these graduates managed to find a job in the aviation sector within 6 months of the completion of the course. The increase in the number of specialised personnel in the aviation maintenance sector, as well as the added educational capacity that MCAST has received, has led to a greater presence of companies working in the aviation sector in Malta. The increasing number of companies working in the aviation sector that have located their base in Malta might not have been the direct intention of this instrument, however it has proven successful in this regard as well.
Engagement of stakeholders
The Ministry for Education and Employment and the Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology were in constant engagement throughout the planning and implementation of this instrument. Both stakeholders relied on this instrument in order to build the vocational capacity of MCAST, when it comes to the aviation maintenance industry.