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Launch of the Malta ICT Skills Audit 2017 – Building Malta’s Tech Talent Pipeline

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On 26th April 2017 eSkills Malta Foundation launched the Malta ICT Skills Audit 2017 which was carried out with the expert assistance and collaboration of FIT. The report articulates in some detail the skills required by the ICT Industry and type of provision necessary to respond to the employment opportunities arising,  Malta’s Minister for Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Services, Dr E Mallia, and the Minister for Education and Employment, Minister Evarist Bartolo, both endorsed the report at the launch event..

 

Minister Mallia highlighted the fact that, as outlined, the required skills of the industry must be regularly monitored and whether these skills are being met nationally.  He added “that matching the skills gap is not easy but this study should help in identifying specific ICT industry skills and competences required by the country.  The ICT Skills Audit gives some important recommendations, and that it is highly suggested that these are given their due importance.  The success of this plan should be monitored as we progress so that it is adjusted to the Malta’s needs.”  Minister Bartolo said that Education and Training must work together with the industry to find ways to bridge the gap as much as possible.  “This could be by way of change in curriculums, and change in the way individuals proceeds during their studies, for example by using an apprenticeship scheme or industry placement.” As highlighted, importance must be given to the soft skills and professional development that are not only complimentary but essential for persons working in the ICT.