Malta’s progress in digital transformation cannot be sustainable without adequate investment in human capital with specialised digital expertise. The rapid digital developments, including the evolving applicability of emerging technologies, are leading to the need for ICT professionals to remain constantly updated, follow the trends and gain new skills.
Additionally, apart from being a specialist in a specific digital field, it is increasingly important for an ICT professional to have a wide and transverse background and skills, particularly the soft ones. Above all, ICT professionals need to be in a position to foster high-value-added activities that may drive sustainability goals at environmental, economic and social levels. The increasing range of activities and occupations where ICT professionals are needed is not being adequately offset by the supply.