ICT Career Exposure Experience (14/11/2016 – 19/05/2017)

ICT Career Exposure Experience (14/11/2016 – 19/05/2017)

Encouraging more young people to pursue a future as ICT professionals

Written by Bernadette Zerafa, Manager eSkills Malta Foundation

The eSkills Malta Foundation, together with the Education Psycho-Social Services Section within the Ministry of Education and Employment, will once again this year be collaborating with the industry and public entities to organise a week-long opportunity for selected Form 4 students to witness the different occupations within the ICT industry.

The ICT Career Exposure Experience Week helps students to get real-world knowledge of how the ICT sector works. Run by the eSkills Malta Foundation, the ICT Career Exposure Experience Week targets students aged between 14 and 15, offering them a taste of what it would be like to be part of a vibrant ICT sector. On the other hand, this career exposure experience can help transform Malta’s ICT Industry.

eSkills Malta Foundation is inviting ICT related companies to form part of this exciting programme. The primary objective of the Career Exposure Experience Week, which will take place between the 14th November 2016 and 19th May 2017, is to encourage more young people to pursue post secondary studies that could lead them towards a future as ICT professionals. This initiative also aims to meet the challenges that the local ICT industry is facing when it comes to human resources and eSkills.

Students enrolled on the programme will spend a week at one of the participating company’s premises, learning more about ICT by observing competent workers. Through mentoring they will also be able to understand and appreciate more about the way ICT and ICT related industries work. They will also be able to observe how technology is applied and make the connection between their studies and their future socio-economic independence.

The success of this initiative depends on the companies that sign up. eSkills Malta Foundation looks forward to hearing from as many enterprises as possible and to working with them on the development and betterment of Malta’s future ICT and ICT related workforce.

In order to become a partner of the eSkills Malta Foundation in this Career Exposure Experience Week, simply send an email to info.eskills@eskills.org.mt and specify the number of students that your company is willing to take (we respectfully ask for a minimum of 2 placements).

The eSkills Malta Foundation will then be in touch to explain all the necessary logistics. Assistance required during the Career Exposure Week, where possible, will be provided to participating companies.

Deadline for submissions of interest by companies is 12th August 2016. For more information please visit: www.eskills.org.mt​. The Ministry for Education and Employment – Directorate for Educational Services through the Education Psycho–Social Services is the co-partner in this activity.