MCESD chairperson urges social partners to push MCAST apprenticeships

The Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) chairperson Mr James H. Pearsall has appealed to members of the MCESD, which also comprise employee and employer bodies, to partner up with MCAST in drive to push the international college’s apprenticeships.

In a video clip, created by MCAST in conjunction with MCESD, the chairperson says that the world is supporting the system of apprenticeships, also referred to as work-based learning, highlighting that those students who participate are getting first-hand knowledge of what we are referring to them today as employability skills.

Students who engage in these apprenticeship programmes are set to benefit, he continued, adding that this is part and parcel of economic and social development.

Mr Martin Borg, Director of Apprenticeships and Work-Based Learning at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) describes work-based learning as a voyage, an educational journey. This can only happen with the help of employers, MCAST and students themselves.