Cedefop Director James Calleja and expert Ramona David presented the preliminary results of the thematic country review of apprenticeship in Malta on 2 March. The Cedefop delegation was invited by the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD), an advisory body to the Maltese government on economic and social matters, to present the results to Council members, representatives of social partners and civil society.

Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties and Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment attended the meeting.

Participants welcomed the results of the review. Confirming Cedefop’s findings, they drew attention to a series of issues that need to be considered in reforming apprenticeship in Malta: e.g. attractiveness, responsiveness, cooperation between the worlds of education and training and the labour market.

Both Ministers stated they are looking forward to the final results and Cedefop’s recommendations which will be a basis for the forthcoming reforms.

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