ERIC Number: ED445224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
An Overview of Vocational Education and Training in Malta.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Data for studies of vocational education and training systems in Malta and five other countries in the region were gathered through an analysis of existing studies and visits to the main stakeholders in the countries. Some of the main conclusions reached by the study of Malta include the following: (1) since the island has limited natural resources, the focus on human capital should be maximized, with service industries such as tourism at the forefront of the effort; (2) most companies are very small, so it is difficult to assess the job skills required for the future; (3) the entire vocational education and training system is being studied and plans are being made for a new institute, the Malta College of Technology, Applied Art and Science; (4) the need to set up a transparent national system of occupational qualifications and competency standards is one of the key issues for vocational education reform; (5) the role of social partners in vocational education and training in Malta has to be strengthened and developed further; and (6) continuing education should be developed in new economic growth areas, using modern technologies, in order to combat growing unemployment. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Continuing Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Modernization, National Standards, National Surveys, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.etf.eu.int/etfweb.nsf/pages/downloadmalta.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Malta