Mr. Anthony Saliba
Born on 20 June 1958, Anthony Saliba received his Primary Education at St Monica’s College in Birkirkara. He completed his secondary education at the Minor Seminary, in Floriana. At age 18, he joined the Major Seminary where he graduated with honours in 1981 as a Bachelor in Sacred Theology at the University of Malta and the Faculty of Theology at tal-Virtu’. In 1982, Anthony started his career in education as a teacher of Religion and Italian at Stella Maris College, Gzira, while occupying the role of Master of Discipline and Senior School Coordinator for Pastoral Care for six years. He then moved to the former Upper Lyceum Gan Frangisk Abela as Head of Philosophy for six years, until he joined St Edward’s College Sixth Form as a teacher of Systems of Knowledge and Philosophy. During his ten-year stay at St Edward’s, Anthony occupied the roles of Head of Middle School, Coordinator of Sixth Form, until he was appointed Headmaster of St Edward’s College from 2002 till 2007. During these years, he was a member of the UK’s Headmasters & Headmistresses Conference.
On 16 July 2007, Anthony joined MCAST as its first Deputy Principal. During his thirty-eight years in education, Anthony completed his Advanced Diploma in Education with the University of London, his Teacher Training Certificate, and obtained his Master’s degree in Educational Management with the University of Aberdeen.
His hobbies include football, choral and classical music, traveling, and studying languages. Anthony is presently studying with the Biblical Institute of Jerusalem to complete his Certificate in Biblical Linguistics.
Mr. Ramon Mangion
Director Education & Training Programmes and Learning Support
Ramon Mangion holds a BA(Hons) in Tourism Studies, an MA in Adult Education, and an Executive Master of Business Administration. Mr Mangion joined MCAST in September 2010 as Quality Assurance Officer following a brief period in the private sector working in tourism & hospitality, EU funding, accreditation, and the development of training programmes for industry. He then progressed to the position of Curriculum Manager in January 2016. In April 2019, he served as Deputy Director-Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning until November 2020, when he was appointed as Director Education & Training Programmes and Learning Support.
At MCAST, he was also involved in curriculum development for key projects related to national vocational qualifications and homegrown curricula. He worked on piloting the ECVET credit system, EQAVET, and the National Quality Assurance Framework for Further and Higher Education. He is a member of Malta’s national team of ECVET experts. He has lectured in various educational settings, including MCAST, Jobsplus, Corradino Correctional Facility (prison school), and local council community programmes. He has also contributed his expertise to the National Commission for Further and Higher Education as an external accreditation specialist, the Directorate for Lifelong Learning as Lecturer and Practicum Mentor for the National Diploma in Teaching Adults and the Ministry of Education as Curriculum Development Expert (VET) within the Learning Outcomes Framework Project.
Deputy Director of Learning Support and Inclusion
Joseph Zammit holds a degree in Psychology and Philosophy coupled with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education focusing in Personal and Social Education. In addition to other inclusion, education and support training, he also earned an Executive Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Malta.
His primary responsibility is the provision of support in the Inclusive Education domain on a college-wide basis. He currently leads the Inclusive Education Unit which supports learners with particular needs and disabilities in making their learning experiences increasingly accessible, thereby enhancing training and employment prospects. Since 2009 he has also coordinated courses, delivered training, mentored students and worked on projects in the Inclusive Education sector. The transition from teaching to management fostered in him a wider appreciation of the various factors at play in the educational experience of learners with particular needs or disabilities. His past voluntary experience in youth work continues to shape his daily work, particularly by maintaining the student at the centre of his operations.
Mr Duncan Vella
Deputy Director for Curriculum
Duncan Vella graduated with a B.Ed (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Malta in 2011 and served as a lecturer at MCAST within the Learning Support Unit till April 2019. He has lectured Mathematics at various levels at MCAST in different institutes and also in the industry. He has also served as a mathematics verifier and a Mathematics Subject Coordinator. He also helped in the coordination of the Entrepreneurship unit for the past year.
Duncan read for a Master in Education with specialization in Mathematics Education and E-learning with The Open University (U.K.) which he finished in 2017. He is actively involved in the management of various ERASMUS+ projects. In May 2019 Duncan was appointed Deputy Director of Curriculum where his main responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the Learning Support Unit, Intro A/B programmes, Level 1 Awards, as well as the coordination of all the key skills units.
Mr Reuben Mifsud
An educator with twenty years’ experience in various roles in different sectors. Served
as a teacher in church and state schools. Involved in pastoral care and guidance
services as from the very first years of professional practice. Worked in the area of
adult education and andragogy as well as parental and community involvement with
FES and MEDE.
Served as Education Officer in the Quality Assurance Department DQSE. Responsible
for conducting external reviews in state and non-state schools as well as providing
support on internal evaluation mechanisms of schools.
One of the link persons for the mentoring process and training when mentoring was
first introduced as a formal role in the education grades. Member in the team
responsible for the dissemination of the National Curriculum Framework with
educators, parents and society in general.
Assistant head and eventually the first lay headmaster of St Augustine College until
joining the MCAST Curriculum Department. His main role at present is the
implementation of the Master in Vocational Education Applied Research 4.0, the
Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training 4.0, the development of a Certificate
in Mentoring in Vocational Education and Training as well as CPD initiatives of the
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