MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
It is a pleasure for me as Principal of MCAST to introduce to you our tenth Prospectus.
The prospectus aims to provide you with a snapshot of the various institute campuses,
and provides information regarding the range of courses on offer.
To those students who shall be new at College, thank you for considering MCAST as
your preference where to study during academic year 2011-2012. I am aware that,
on Open Day, many of you would have already visited and toured the institutes they
are interested in. However, I would still invite you to read through the prospectus
and to talk it over with your parents, friends, career advisers and teachers. Both
the MCAST Guidance Team and the Careers Advice team can work with you in order to
plan your individual programme of study and make the right choice for the future.
Of course the final decision should be yours and yours alone, since it is important
that you choose the course that is best matched to your abilities, interests and
Needless to say, all MCAST staff shall also be keen to meet those thousands of continuing
and progressing students who are returning to their institutes after the summer
break. I sincerely wish that you all had a well-deserved rest and that you are looking
forward to another year of successful activity.
MCAST’s excellent reputation follows the outstanding performance registered during
the last ten years. Our achievements came about by design and not by coincidence.
Although not often publicized, I would like to state that we do listen to our students
and on the basis of what they have to say, we take the action necessary to maintain
standards and to provide what is expected from a centre of vocational excellence.
MCAST works with its partners in education, training and employers to develop the
right training which meets the needs of Maltese industry and the economy as a whole.
The nine MCAST institutes and the MCAST Gozo Centre have an excellent teaching and
learning ethos which is complemented by outstanding resources and subject expertise.
It is up to you to make the most of the broad and balanced choice of courses available
at the level which is appropriate to meet your needs.
In case you wish to benefit from additional support while at college, MCAST has
members of staff who are trained to support your individual learning needs. One-to-one
appointments may be arranged both before joining and after you start a course of
It is often said that a happy relationship exists where there is a lot of give-and-take.
We do expect you to be enthusiastic and well motivated, with a genuine desire to
improve and succeed. You must be able to work with others more than you ever did
before and show concern for the welfare of the college as a whole as well as the
wider local community.
I look forward to meeting you in College.
Prof. Maurice Grech