RKRN in Malta
On 14-18 April, members of RKRN attended in the study visit to Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST). Established in 2001, the MCAST is the country’s leading professional higher education institution. MCAST offers 180 full-time and over 300 part-time courses ranging from certificates to Master’s degrees (MQF Level 1 to Level 7). MCAST is nowadays a rapidly growing institution with nearly 7,000 students, plus part-time students. During these days, RKRN members met the heads of the MCAST different institutes. There are practically all disciplines covered in higher education, for example, nurses / health care workers who (previously) can only study at Malta University have been trained in MCAST for two years now.
The MCAST Rector, prof. Joachim James Calleja pointed out that it is important to provide a thorough career guidance for young people during their secondary education, as often there is a mismatch between actual and acquired knowledge and skills. Malta’s education system was introduced to the members of RKRN by Stephen Cachia, Director General of the Department for Curriculum, Lifelong Learning and Employability of the Ministry of Education and Employability of Malta. The study visit programme was compiled with Louis Aquilina (in the middle of the picture, with a tie), Director of the MCAST Partnerships Office, who also introduced the colorful history of Malta to the rectors. The following RKRN members participated: Ulla Preeden, Ülle Ernits, Helle Noorväli, Vallo Nuust, Jaanus Jakimenko, Enno Lend, also Ivi Lillepuu, the Chief Expert of Higher Education Department of Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and Jana Praun, representative of Foundation of Estonian UAS.
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