MITA Launched the Student Placement Programme
The importance of programmes such as The Student Placement Programme (SPP) is proof of the Government’s commitment to enabling our youth not only with a sound academic background, but also with the confidence to enter the workforce in the future knowing that they are fully prepared to meet the challenges of the workplace today. This preparedness can only be achieved however if we are able to build on the academic prowess of our youth, and help them to develop the necessary soft skills such as Communication, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Team Building which is also a much-needed reality in the working environment of today. He also stated that these skills and others like them cannot be taught in a classroom environment, but are rather adopted through exposure, implementation of best practise in the working environment and force of habit.
The Parliamentary Secretary also said that due to the many changes in the globalisation of the world around us, we are forging new and exciting challenges which these changes are bringing to our current markets, and to emerging markets beyond our physical borders as well as those of the European Union. He also said that this is a reality which does not affect a single sector within Industry, but is true to all sectors within Business. It is for this reason, that he stressed the importance of the need to invest in today’s youth through programmes of this kind, because these very students are the promise of tomorrow’s workforce.
In conclusion of his speech, Hon. Bartolo urged all employers from the Private Sector, Public Service/Public Sector and NGOs to participate in the programme, and become an active part of this exciting journey which is providing our youth with irreplaceable hands-on experience, all the while developing tomorrow’s future workforce.
MITA’s Executive Chairman, Mr Tony Sultana also addressed the press conference, he also reinforced the importance Government places in providing opportunities for today’s youth and future workforce, all the while firmly developing a stronger vision of a “Digital Malta”.