Mr Philip Vella has attended St.Aloysius College and followed his studies in the commerce/accounts sector. He later achieved a Diploma in Teaching Physical Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with practice placements at St. Bernard’s Residential Home in Ireland, and Hospice Movement (Malta). During his Master’s Degree in Health and Social Care Management, Mr Vella researched for a study on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and SMEs’. He has worked in various areas with vulnerable individuals, young people and their families on a psycho-social level. Mr Vella has worked at Caritas Malta as a social worker and he has accompanied various groups for voluntary work in Kenya and Albania.
He started to lecture at MCAST at level 5 and level 6 in Health and Social Care subjects and delivered MCAST part-time courses in Emotional Intelligence & Relationships and in Conflict Resolutions. He worked as a Deputy Director at the Institute of Business and Commerce, as DDPM at ICS, and subsequently as ICS Director.
All of these experiences have bolstered his philosophy that the crux of any company/organisation’s success lies purely in understanding and investing in human capital which can encourage and shape a vision of academic VET success for all students.