The SPU will be responsible for the NISC once it is opened.. The NISC will house a permanent exhibition of over 200 hands-on interactive exhibits, science shows & workshops & a planetarium. No such centre has ever existed in Malta.Therefore, the specific purposes of the project are:1. To train & enable the SPU to o Develop & deliver the content for science shows & workshops;o Write all the educational materials for the visitors;o Write descriptive exhibit labels (each exhibit has a label which instructs the user on how to interact with it; informs the users about the specific scientific concept being exhibited) for all exhibits to be displayed at the NISC;o Design and develop successful interactive exhibitions; ando Benchmark good practice in the management of an interactive science centre by identifying, analyzing and discussing examples of applied standard operating procedures in other science centres.2. To enable SPU to train future new recruits employed by the NISC upon opening in 2014.3. To improve existing competencies for the implementation of the NISC project and other projects under MCST’s remit.