Principal and CEO Professor Joachim James Calleja was interviewed by TKNIKA, the Basque Vocational Education and Training Applied Research Centre and featured in their internationally distributed e-newsletter.
Professor Calleja spoke about the impact of VET and how a learning process can equip people with skills and competences relevant to the world of work. In particular, he described the important work being done at MCAST to ensure quality education and training.
“MCAST is the biggest public institution for VET, and, from October, we will be offering courses from level 1 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) up to level 8, which on our National Qualifications Framework is the doctoral level. Our goal is to give VET the same parity of esteem as universities: only then will people make VET a first choice. How can I make VET a first choice if I get lower qualifications and if the progression route stops at a certain level?“
To read the full interview, click here.