The MCAST Staff Social Committee was launched on 26 May during an activity for the College’s staff members. The Committee, which is comprised of staff representatives, provides networking opportunities for the College’s staff complement of over 1000 by organising events and outreach community activities.
The Committee intends to create opportunities for all the staff to acknowledge and further strengthen links with colleagues beyond their usual sphere through social networking activities. The activities aim to create a sense of belonging within the team and also enhance the idea of innovation, teamwork, and cooperation.
Speaking at the launch event, the Principal and CEO, Professor Joachim James Calleja said, “As MCAST continues to grow, we must never forget each person’s value and unique contribution. The College is much more than a workplace. It is a place for inspiring, meaningful exchange where everyone’s talent is appreciated. Passion is a driving force in what we do, and coming together helps create an atmospheric organisational culture and an environment where everyone can feel inspired and welcome.”
Sandra Cortis, Chairperson of the Staff Social Committee, said, “The pandemic made us increasingly aware of the value of connecting with others to create a better workplace, authentic collegiality, and make sure we look out for each other’s wellbeing. We are overwhelmed by the positive response and our colleague’s enthusiasm to contribute to the staff committee. We now look forward to seeing how this initiative will be further strengthened and developed.”
The event included the participation of the music band ICed Tea, whose musicians are staff members and lecturers at the Institute of Information and Communication Technology. Various committee members contributed during the event including a contribution by Antionette Caruana HR Manager & Company Secretary Farsons.
The event was celebrated by various staff members and was the first series of planned events.
All staff members are welcome to join the Staff Social Committee activities.