March 22, 2019 All day
Mcast opened it’s doors to the public, both on the 22nd March in the main campus in Paola and on the 24th March in the Institute for the Creative Arts in Mosta, offering young students the opportunity to get to know the campus in more depth and see what courses MCAST offer for their future careers.
Various activities were held on both days showcase the different opportunities and units' students have within their field of study to prospective students and their families. Workshops were also included in both the open days.
Each institute had its own number of activities, such as seeing an augmented reality view of the newly installed MCAST buildings in the main campus, ‘’Welcome to the digital era’’ held by the ICT institute, “Get business wise” held by the IBMC institute and many more hands on activities and workshops.
One also had the opportunity to test out their skills in workshops organized by the lecturers and students. These workshops included:
Mechanical- testing your engineering skills with metallurgy, 3D printing and material testing.
Electrical workshops- Getting to know the electrical side from another perspective
Aviation- Getting to know how to repair any skin damages on aircrafts.
(pictures taken by Denilson Brincat and Megan Galea)
“What message would you give out to young students interested in applying to the MCAST colleges?”
“if you are really passionate on a certain subject, do not be afraid to pursue this career, Mcast is a great college where one can both theoretical and practical knowledge on the course you are studying.”
“ I believe that going to Mcast could be a great decision to make, both for yourself and your career. You will be tested in many ways, but my advice is not to let that dishearten you. This will help you grow into an very independent individual”
“Never limit yourself, into learning new things. We are so lucky to have the opportunity to study in a college like Mcast, where the student is a priority. The courses will give you an opportunity to grow and succeed into your career.”
The Director of the Institute for the Creative Arts Dr Martina Caruana commented:
“The open day was a good opportunity for prospective students to get a glimpse of what we do at the Institute for the Creative Arts, understand entry requirements and how programs work, and also experience the environment within which that takes place. Moreover, candidates could meet ICA staff involved in the implementation of programs and discuss with ICA students following various courses on offer.
I encourage students to further their studies in areas of study they have a passion for. When doing so they are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices to make dreams come true both in their life as students and beyond.”
Written by Denilson brincat