Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Further Themes
Our Key Programmes & Projects: i-hubs: Skills for Innovation Hubs | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: TVET Global Forums
UNEVOC Centre (Training provider) since 2003
Established in 2001, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology is the country’s leading vocational education and training institution. Six Institutes in Malta and the Gozo Campus, MCAST offers 180 full-time and over 300 part-time vocational courses ranging from certificates to Master’s degrees (MQF Level 1 to Level 7).
The six MCAST Institutes namely the Institute of Applied Sciences, the Institute for the Creative Arts, the Institute of Engineering and Transport, the Institute of Business Management and Commerce, the Institute of Community Services, the Institute of Information and Communication Technology and the Gozo Campus provide all the technical and professional expertise towards the delivery of the programmes at MCAST. They also maintain the aim of driving forward all the areas of study under their respective responsibility. This corporate structure enables focused strategies, which address the specific needs of students at each level while maintaining a healthy dialogue with all interested stakeholders in order to provide the best programmes for the needs of the local economy and society.
MCAST’s relationship with industry stimulates the College’s success – its programmes are flexible, relevant and responsive to the aspirations of the students and to the needs of industries which are constantly evolving to meet the challenges of a changing global economy. The College supports small and medium-sized enterprises through a multidisciplinary approach. This encompasses work-based learning through the Apprenticeships Programme, the various entrepreneurship initiatives and through MG2i (MCAST’s commercial arm) services whereby it provides training courses tailor-made to their needs. The College is focusing on increasing the portfolio of MG2i by developing new programmes in Life Long Learning, accrediting new programmes at different levels, including Master’s degrees, and introducing more professional development programmes. It is working on the internationalisation of MG2i through the Training and Professional Development Programmes and joint-venture opportunities in different vocational areas.
To provide universally accessible vocational and professional education and training with an international dimension, responsive to the needs of the individual and the economy.
Equip learners with the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies through vocational education and training programmes
Meet the demands of the labour market in providing a skilled workforce, through work-based learning initiatives, up-skilling and re-skilling programmes
Actively participate in European projects to sustain vocational and educational programmes, build internal capacity and provide opportunities for mobility for learners and staff
MCAST has a wide ranging and unique remit in the post-secondary sector offering courses ranging from Level 1 to Level 7. Within the Malta Qualifications Framework, MCAST provides Level 1 and 2 Foundation programmes for students who may have left formal schooling without any formal qualifications with the aim of helping them to at least achieve a Level 3 Vocational qualification and possibly even more. MCAST also provides Level 4 courses to students who may wish to enter employment at the technician level or who may aspire to continue their studies at a higher degree level. Finally, MCAST offers courses at Level 5,6 and 7 in which students aim to achieve a first degree or a Master's degree.
The Institutes and Centres provide all the technical and professional expertise towards the delivery of all programmes at MCAST while having the main aim of driving forward all the areas of study under their respective responsibility with an outlook towards the future. This corporate structure enables each College to create focused strategies that address the specific needs of students at each level while maintaining a healthy dialogue with all interested stakeholders in order to provide the best programmes for the needs of the local economy and society.
- Vocational education and training provision
- Development of curricula and accreditation
- Internal Quality assurance processes
- Services for student support
- Work-based learning and apprenticeships
- Close collaboration with industry
- Support in VET policy development
|Sharing knowledge about TVET||Primary focus|
|Developing knowledge||Primary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Primary focus|
|Policy makers||Primary focus|
|Private sector||Primary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to lead|
|Migration||Interested to contribute|
|OER and Online Learning||Interested to learn|
|Equity of access in TVET||Interested to contribute|
|Gender equality in TVET||Interested to contribute|
|Fostering entrepreneurship||Interested to lead|
|Industry 4.0 / Smart production||Interested to contribute|
|Capacity development projects||Highly interested|
|Policy oriented projects||Moderately interested|
|Knowledge development||Highly interested|
|Workshops and conferences||Moderately interested|
|Within my cluster||Highly interested|
|With Africa||Highly interested|
|With the Arab States||Highly interested|
|With Asia and the Pacific||Moderately interested|
|With Europe, CIS and North America||Highly interested|
|With Latin America and the Caribbean||Not interested|