The Malta College for Arts, Science, and Technology (MCAST) and the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (JAYE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with respect to enriching students’ entrepreneurial skills and boosting their entrepreneurship education.
This collaboration between the two organizations will see MCAST raise the bar by promoting initiatives that enable students to cultivate their entrepreneurial knowledge and widen their career opportunities through entrepreneurship literacy.
During an event, MCAST Principal and CEO Professor Joachim James Calleja stated, “Entrepreneurship is a key skill and MCAST strives to develop this mind set as it enhances further success”
MCAST students will be able to participate in JAYE’s ‘StartUp Programme’ and ‘Company Programme’ competitions. Selected students shall be allowed to use JAYE’s in-house facilities and learning resources. This will ensure that all enlisted participants receive professional guidance and are able to complete and benefit from entrepreneurial projects undertaken.
JAYE CEO Mr Matthew Caruana expressed, “the entreprenuerual mindset is critical as one is constantly evaluating situations to solve problems”
On its part, the College will also assist JAYE in expanding its operations within the realm of vocational education.
In line with MCAST’s strategic vision, this collaborative agreement will help in providing more entrepreneurial exposure to students through different incentives.