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Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST)

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). MCAST collaborates closely with local industries to ensure that the knowledge, skills and competences within its curricula are appropriate and relevant to a dynamic and forward-looking economy and hence equips students with the necessary competences required by the local industry sectors. In 2015, new developments were introduced at MCAST, which have enabled the College to grow and strengthen all its different areas of its wide-ranging remit for the benefit of its students. MCAST has introduced the concept of three colleges under the MCAST umbrella: the Foundation College, the Technical College and the University College.

There are six thematic Institutes within MCAST which include Applied Science, Community Services, Engineering and Transport, Business, Management and Commerce, Information and Communication Technology and Creative Arts. They provide all the technical and professional expertise towards the delivery of all programmes, thus ensuring the possibility of one continuous pathway between the different levels. This corporate structure enables each College to create focused strategies addressing the specific needs of students at each level while maintaining a healthy dialogue with all interested stakeholders in order to ensure that the qualifications offered mirror industry demands.

i-hubs Institutional Profile MCAST

The i-hubs institutional profiles provide an overview on participating UNEVOC Centres' strategic vision, TVET Programmes, Management Structure, and further information.

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MCAST as an Innovation-hub

Over the last five years, MCAST has taken up the responsibility for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) apprenticeship scheme on a national basis, putting it in a new dimension that will benefit both students and employers. Recognizing the importance of innovation, the College has set up the Research and Innovation Department, officially launched in January 2019, which will take up initiatives to further innovate the manner in which MCAST delivers VET.


26 August 2019
UNESCO-UNEVOC organizes Guided Self-Assessment Workshops in 10 countries
UNESCO-UNEVOC, in partnership with selected UNEVOC Centres, launched a series of workshops aimed at testing and co-developing the Skills for Innovation Hubs (i-hubs) “Innovation Framework”.
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Guided Self-Assessment at MCAST (10 - 14 June 2019)

The UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills for Innovation Hubs is part of the initiative 'Developing TVET institutions for entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability' implemented by UNESCO since 2017, and is supported by the Beijing Caofeidian International Vocational Education City (BCEC), with contributions from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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