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Leonardo da Vinci National Agency. Brian Borg 6 th June 2006. An Introduction to the Maltese Islands. Size: 316km 2 Population: 400,420 Capital City: Valletta Official Languages: Maltese and English. Education in Malta. Pre-Primary Education – 3 - 5 years

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Leonardo da Vinci National Agency

Brian Borg

6th June 2006


An Introduction to the Maltese Islands

Size: 316km2

Population: 400,420

Capital City: Valletta

Official Languages: Maltese and English


Education in Malta

  • Pre-Primary Education – 3 - 5 years

  • Primary Education – 5 - 10 years

  • Secondary Education – 11 - 16 years www.education.gov.mt

  • Post-Secondary Education – Sixth Form(Pre-university)

  • Vocational Training – MCAST www.mcast.edu.mt ITS www.its.gov.mt

  • Tertiary Education – University of Malta www.um.edu.mt

  • Further Studies and Adult Education


Guidance in Malta

  • Guidance and Counselling is offered at different levels of education

  • At Secondary level there are guidance teachers and counsellors who follow a guidance programme with the students http://schoolnet.gov.mt/guidance/

  • At all other levels there are guidance services which are provided by guidance counsellors

  • Within the employment services job advise is provided by job advisors www.etc.gov.mt


Publications

  • Multimedia Cd:

    Malta?! A Guide to Education and Vocational Training

    Information about the Maltese Educational System including Vocational Training

    Practical Information about Malta and guidelines on living in Malta


Publications

  • Study

    Lifelong Guidance and the European Challenge – Issues for Malta

    Prof Ronald Sultana

    Presented as a review of where the guidance field stands at the moment in Malta

    Considering the European context

    Learning from good practice elsewhere

    To promote better practice in the field


Publications

  • University Graduates Career Outcomes – A Career Guidance Tool

  • graduates’ pre-graduation profile (age, sex, qualification, classification, previous work experience, parents’ education & occupation);

  • early career outcomes;

  • job-related attitudes;

  • relationships between career outcomes & sex, age, classification & faculty or institute.


Euroguidance Malta – co-operation with the stakeholders

  • The studies and publications produced were carried out with the co-operation of the major stakeholders

  • Stakeholders included: Guidance practitioners, education institutions, industry, unions and employment services

  • The stakeholders were invited to participate either by contributing information or by involving themselves in a discussion forum


Conferences and seminars

  • Euroguidance Launch Conference – March 2003

  • The European Dimension of Guidance & Counselling – October 2004

  • Career Development and Management in a Changing Society– December 2004

  • EU Programmes – opportunities for guidance practitioners – October 2005

  • Career Guidance Issues – A Practical Approach – December 2005


Online Career Information Database

Featuring different career descriptions

Serving as a valuable tool for guidance practitioners

Involving the main stakeholders in Malta i.e.: Guidance Services, University of Malta, Employment and Training Corporation, Institute for Tourism Studies and the Malta College for Arts Science and Technology

Future projects


Vocational training, guidance and life opportunities for persons with disability

This study will involve stakeholders in the field of guidance and organisations for persons with disability

Study to be published in 2006


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