MCAST launches Apprenticeship Exhibition

March 23, 2022 Communications

The Malta College for Arts, Science, and Technology (MCAST) together with the College’s Salesian Chaplaincy team held an apprenticeship exhibition at the MRC building in Paola.

The theme of this exhibition revolved around St John Bosco and his efforts in working for student apprenticeships. St John Bosco started hubs where young individuals could spend time, learn how to read properly, and learn a skill.

Fr Antione Farrugia stated that, “St John Bosco initiated the use of apprenticeship contracts”, with the first contract of apprenticeship entered some 170 years ago, defending young people’s rights to access the labor market under fair conditions. “Today MCAST follows in St John Bosco’s footsteps”, argued passionately Fr Ebejer.


During the event Fr Richard Ebejer, the MCAST Chaplin announced the proclamation of St John Bosco and Blessed Carlo Acutis as two role patrons for MCAST staff and students.

This proclamation ties well with the College’s efforts and commitment in securing more work apprenticeships for all students in a bid to secure their future autonomy and success.

Speaking during the event MCAST Principal and CEO Professor Joachim James Calleja argued that, “apprenticeships are at the core of todays’ students’ learning process”, he elaborated on how “MCAST recognizes that different students learn in different ways and this is why apprenticeships are one of the values that the College is built upon”.


MCAST students currently following courses at the College also had the opportunity to share their apprenticeship experiences and how these are helping them in excelling their careers.