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ERDF 054: Multimedia Training Centre at the Institute of Art and Design, MCAST

Project Cost: €2,200,713
Beneficiary: Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology
Line Ministry: Ministry for Education and Employment
Start Date: 2008
End Date: 2011

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

This projects offered better training and teaching in the sphere of multimedia through the setting up of 4 integrated studios namely a TV studio, Video and Sound control Room, Editing suite room and graphics lab.

Operational Programme: OPI Investing in Competitiveness for a Better Quality of Life ERDF
Fund: European Regional Development Fund
Priority Axis: PA6 Urban Regeneration and Improving the Quality of Life
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIPA6 Education, Social and Health-related Infrastructure

Project Objectives

The overall objectives of the project are to: 1) Bring about an improvement in the quality of TV and radio programmes thus improving the quality of life of the general public; 2) Contribute towards the attainment of Lisbon Agenda targets by offering a better educational experience, host an increasing student body due to higher participation rates and, in higher levels of education and specialisation thus improving the quality of life of students; 3) Help MCAST attain its mission statement "to provide universally accessible vocational and professional education and training with an international dimension, responsive to the needs of the individual and the economy." This will contribute towards making Malta a centre of excellence in educational teaching and in particular to turn MCAST into a leading vocational educational institution. MCAST students will benefit directly, whilst industry will benefit from an improved workforce. 4) Support Malta's efforts in investing in human capital, thus improving Malta's attractiveness for foreign and indigenous investment, increase competitiveness and quality of life; 5) Offer specifically designed stand alone modules to persons with skills in these fields obtained through informal and non-formal learning routes. This will be in line with the Malta Qualification Council objectives to map informal and non-formal learning, according to nationality agreed competences and design and accreditation/certification process accordingly.

Project Results

This project involves the purchase of equipment and the setting up of four integrated studios namely the TV studio, Video and Sound Control Room, Editing Suite Room and Graphics Laboratory.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project is to: 1) Enhance the Multimedia and the digital TV industry through the digital TV industry through the provision of vocational training; 2) help the Institute of Art and Design and other institutes increase the quality and portfolio of courses offered; 3) Help MCAST attain a number of targets laid out in the strategic plan namely those related to quality of teaching, student numbers, staff development, adult education and lifelong learning; 4) Boost employment, economic competitiveness and social cohesion in the framework of a knowledge based economy; 5) Enable more persons with skills in these fields obtained through informal and non-formal learning routes obtain a formal qualification and recognition; 6) Help the Institute of Art and Design and other educational institutes offer evening and E-Learning courses aimed at re-skill, up-skill and continuous professional development of personnel within the multimedia industry.