Established in 2001, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology is the country’s leading vocational education and training institution. Six Institutes in Malta and the Gozo Campus, MCAST offers 180 full-time and over 300 part-time vocational courses ranging from certificates to Master’s degrees (MQF Level 1 to Level 7). MCAST’s relationship with industry stimulates the College’s success – its programmes are flexible, relevant and responsive to the aspirations of the students and to the needs of industries which are constantly evolving to meet the challenges of a changing global economy.
The College supports small and medium-sized enterprises through a multidisciplinary approach. This encompasses work-based learning through the Apprenticeships Programme, the various entrepreneurship initiatives and provides training courses tailor-made to their needs.
MCAST has a profound experience in participating in various EU funding R&I projects namely under H2020, EIT Climate-KIC, Interreg Europe and Erasmus + aligned with 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and Targets (water, energy, health, education, infrastructures) Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2025 (resource management, green economy, climate change, rural development), National R&I Strategy 2020 (national R&I targets, smart specialization); Higher Education strategy for Malta 2024 (relevance of HE to labour market, innovative programmes) is one of the main priorities for the College.
Currently, MCAST is managing the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (Climate-KIC) Malta Hub and Climate-KIC’s Strategic Programs such as Young Innovators, MENA Accelerator for CleanTech startups and Journey Summer School. Moreover, MCAST is the academic partner of the EIT Urban Mobility KIC Malta Hub.