The Institute of Engineering and Transport (IET) welcomed a Libyan delegation earlier today. The visit is part of a cooperation agreement within the education sector between Malta and Libya. Principal and CEO Professor Joachim James Calleja said that the College is committed to seeing this cooperation with Libya moving towards implementation.
Deputy Principal Dr Mario Cardona, IET director Inġ Stephen Sammut and deputy director Eugenio Busuttil welcomed the delegation. They introduced over 50 programmes offered by the institute, focusing on maritime deck operations u maritime engineering. MCAST has been investing in equipment including a €7 million new state-of-the-art building for the Institute and more recently a new simulation room for maritime studies students.
General Manager Stephen Vella spoke about MCAST’s Gateway to Industry (MG2i) and the impetus on part-time course provision, offering thousands of people the opportunity to achieve accredited qualifications at various levels. Through its internationalisation strategy, the College is offering tailor-made provision for specific target groups. In recent years, it has continued to strengthen its international presence and network in higher education to benefit both staff and students.
This agreement resulted from a visit by Minister for Foreign and European Affairs Evarist Bartolo and Minister for Education Justyne Caruana to Libya last month. The Maltese Government offered cooperation by MCAST and other institutions designed to develop skills and build job creation in Libya.