Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology - MCAST
MCAST is primarily a state-funded further and higher education institution. The College has grown over the past few years to nine Institutes, and is currently welcoming and providing for 5,000 full-time and another 5,000 part-time students. The College provides both vocational education and training as well as academic programmes that prepare students for careers in industry, business or commerce and for world of work or higher education. The College was established in 2001 to meet the requirements of a knowledge-based economy and equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for a modern flexible and entrepreneurial workforce operating within a global and highly competitive economy. The aim of the government is to produce high quality post-secondary education and training in Malta and Gozo. The goal is to ensure that Malta and Gozo are at the same level and standards of the best performing countries in the region and in the world.
The College offers vocational qualifications that are work-related and internationally recognised. These qualifications provide the individual with the skills, knowledge and expertise required for employment or further progression within the education and training systems. They are particularly suitable for the individual who knows the area of work that s/he wishes to enter or the career s/he wishes to pursue.
Nine Institutes currently form the College as follows:
- Art and Design
- Building and Construction
- Business and Commerce
- Community Services
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Information and Communication Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- and the Gozo Centre
These Institutes offer a variety of study programmes at different levels ranging from level one (equivalent to the first class of secondary school) to level six which is the degree level. When achieving a particular qualification, students can either join the labour force or else progress to a higher level of education within the same College. MCAST strives hard to reach its key principal of “putting students at the heart of all we do” as this will ensure that the individual needs, potential and aspirations of students as learners will be met in the most focused way possible.
Contacts: John Bartolo
Address: Triq Kordin Paola PLA 9032, Malta
Fax: 00356 23987316