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ESF 2.85: Linking Industrial Needs and VET to Optimise Human Capital

Project Cost: €590,021
Beneficiary: Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology
Line Ministry: Ministry for Education and Employment
Start Date: 2010
End Date: 2015

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

This project addressed the anticipated educational needs of ten industrial sectors and identify the potential skill gaps and shortages of the present workforce. These lacunae were addressed through the implementation of specific training, aimed at ensuring the availability of a flexible workforce capable of responding to new occupational needs, key competencies and future skills requirements.

Operational Programme: OPII Empowering People for More Jobs and a Better Quality of Life ESF
Fund: European Social Fund
Operational Objective: To support the adaptability of undertakings [entities involved in economic activity, irrespective of legal form] through skills improvements and upgrading of workers.
Priority Axis: PA2 Investing in employability and adaptability of the workforce
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIIPA2 Continuous training and education.

Project Objectives

The overall objective is to increase the number of persons trained with the aim of addressing emerging trends and developing in the labour market. This project will address Government's policy of targeting investment by providing appropriate and flexible skills to enable human resources to shift from declining to expanding and new sectors by improving the adaptability potential hence ensuring better employability.

Project Results

1. Research conducted in ten sector groups, through a report generated for each sector will seek to identify skills, competences and qualifications that will be used as the basics to design tailor-made courses for each industrial sector; 2. Re-skilling of 20% of participants to enable them to take up new tasks in the same or different industry sector; 3. Up-skilling of 80% of participants to enable them to take up new tasks or perform better the same tasks within the eventual within the relevant industry; 4. Identify and address emerging trends and developing in the labour market by providing approximately 3,600 hours of training across 10 sectors.

Project Purpose

1. To create a new component, Software, for the purchase of a software to conduct online surveys; 2. To record an increase in cost for Analyst.