Office of the Registrar

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Ms. Maria Pace
Director Registrar

Ms. Maria Pace is Director Registrar at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Education, a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management, and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Malta. Ms. Pace has vast experience in the educational sphere spanning a period of around thirty-five years. These include teaching at primary and post-secondary levels as well as various leadership positions, namely as Head of School at St Nicholas College, Rabat Girls’ Secondary, at St Theresa College, Mriehel Girls’ Secondary, and Principal at St Ignatius College for a period of seven years. She is regularly invited to give lectures on various aspects of educational leadership at the University of Malta and the Institute for Education.

 +356 23987111
 registrar@mcast.edu.mt

Mr Josef Buttigieg
Deputy Registrar

Mr Josef Buttigieg is the Deputy Registrar responsible for academic affairs within the Office of the Registrar. An educator by profession, Josef started a teaching career at secondary school level once he successfully graduated from the Faculty of Education at the University of Malta, specialising in Accounts and Economics. He was involved in the steering committees of two National Curriculum reviews. Eventually, he started teaching at the Paolino Vassallo Upper Lyceum. When MCAST was set up in 2001, he was appointed Deputy Director of the new Institute of Business and Commerce. Before being assigned the current duties at the Office of the Registrar, he led the institute as Director. Besides education, youth work has always been at his heart, and in fact he furthered his studies in the area of youth studies. Throughout the years, Josef has had a very active involvement in various youth organisations, at local and national levels, including forming part of the Executive of the National Youth Council.  He also produced and presented a variety of discussion and magazine radio programmes on both the national broadcaster as well as other radio stations.

 

 +356 23987111
 registrar@mcast.edu.mt

Mr John Vella
Deputy Registrar

Mr John Vella is the Deputy Registrar responsible for administration within the Office of the Registrar. John joined MCAST in 2001 as a Deputy Director for the Institute of Building and Construction Engineering after 20 years at Malta Shipbuilding where he started as an apprentice. In 2009 he was selected as Director of the same institute and subsequently moved to the Office of the Registrar in 2016. John has actively contributed to the development of home grown full-time and part-time programmes up to degree level in the construction and civil engineering sector. He represents MCAST on the Building Industry Consultative Committee and on the MEDE Board for Exemptions. Mr Vella is also participating in the development of National Occupational Standards under the auspices of the NCFHE. John graduated as a Technician in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering after receiving training at the Malta New University and subsequently obtained a BSc. (Hons) in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Malta and an MSc. In Educational Leadership from the University of Leicester.

 +356 23987111
 registrar@mcast.edu.mt