In the last few years, Malta has been working, through various initiatives, to increase access to education for those without a formal secondary education certificate. As from October 2016 the Foundation College within the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) has developed a number of skills kits courses, which offer more flexible, customised pathways towards achieving certification.
A system of assessment, recognition and validation of informal and non-formal learning has been developed in Malta. It aims to address common concerns among VET providers and employers on quantitative or qualitative mismatch between education/training provision and demand in a rapidly evolving labour market. Validation of informal and non-formal learning is a recent issue on Malta’s education policy agenda and will help face the challenge of devising training and education programmes which not only equip their learners with the appropriate technical skills but also provide core skills to enable them to take on future challenges.
Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships took part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 September in Thessaloniki.
Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships will take part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 September in Thessaloniki.
Cedefop’s Brussels-based seminars, organised in cooperation with the rotating Presidencies of the European Union (EU), are now becoming an established tradition.
Malta has been working on introducing vocational programmes at MQF Level 3 in the last three years of compulsory schooling, from ages 14 to 16. This has happened as part of the national curriculum framework (2012) and in line with the framework for the education strategy for Malta 2014-24: Sustaining foundations, creating alternatives, increasing employability.
What is vocational education and training (VET) like in the smallest European Union Member State? Watch our video to get an overview of Malta’s VET system in a nutshell.
A recent Malta Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) initiative, in collaboration with Haaga Helia University of Applied Sciences (Finland), will help build the professional capital of its lecturing staff. Academic staff competences are crucial to ensuring that vocational learners are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and competences for the future.
The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is Malta’s leading vocational education and training institution. It offers 185 full-time and over 300 part-time vocational courses, ranging from certificates to degrees (MQF/EQF Level 1 to Level 7).
The January 2017 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. In this issue, we look at the, highly successful, first European vocational skills week, of which Cedefop was a partner.