MCAST and the University of Malta are currently embarked on a project which sees nearly 80 University of Malta staff members being trained with over two thousand hours of technical training being delivered.
The agreement between the University of Malta and MCAST was signed on 6th July 2021 with the first lectures starting on the first week of September 2021.
The project will be concluded by the end of December 2022 and is being financed through the European Social fund. The delivery of this ambitious project is being undertaken jointly by the MCAST Institute of Engineering and Transport and the Institute of Applied Sciences.
Subjects being delivered include electrical installation, metal machining, computer aided design, welding, decontamination science, risk assessment, waste management, quality assurance and laboratory practice.
MCAST Principal and CEO Professor Joachim James Calleja visited the students following training in the workshops and was highly satisfied with the way this project is being delivered as well as the level of collaboration between the UOM and MCAST.
Seventeen new custom made courses in the fields of engineering and science were designed and developed by in house personnel with the work needed to develop the units involving more than 300 hours. To ensure that the training being delivered retains its practical focus most of the lectures are being delivered in the workshop with over seven thousand euros worth of consumables being consumed by the students.