The Malta College for Arts, Science, and Technology (MCAST) will be hosting the Platform of Vocational Excellence (POVE) Water Scale Up project on campus on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of September 2022.
POVE is a platform of vocational excellence. The main leads in this project, are the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) and the Institute of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at MCAST.
A total of 23 partners from different countries are participating in the kick-off meeting, these include representatives from academia, water utilities corporations, vocational education, and from the industry.
The kick-off meeting will serve as a springboard which will act as a perfect networking opportunity for all partners, and a chance to discuss and create a working plan focused on reaching the goals of this ‘Water Scale Up’ project.
Institute of Applied Sciences Director Ms. Paula Grech Bonnici said that “this innovative project is a follow up of another pilot project and as a vocational college, MCAST will be providing valuable input as well as sharing educative material with other educational institutions in the Mediterranean.”
The main aim of the project is to integrate vocational excellence in the water sector thus, ensuring high-quality skills and competencies that lead to quality jobs and careers, meeting the needs of an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy. It is therefore the scope of participating partners to educate VET students in becoming agile, digitally skilled, and consciously oriented water sector professionals.