The eSkills Malta Foundation, with the assistance of MITA and under the guidance of the Ministry for the Economy, European Funds and Lands, is preparing for a new National eSkills Strategy that shall be covering the coming three years. It shall follow the previous initial Strategy which covered the period 2019-2022 and it shall closely follow European Union targets within the remit of digital skills and competences for the coming decade.
The Strategy shall form part of a suite of national and sectoral strategies - being articulated or launched- that are of significant relevance to Malta’s digital transformation on an economic and societal basis. The availability of digital skills, now and in the future, is key to such an effective transition required.
The Strategy is therefore seen to address digital skills, principally through four key pillars starting from the education system which needs to be seen as an integral part of the wider ecosystem that involves all relevant stakeholders apart from simply the educators and learners themselves. Tackling challenges that adversely affect the digital divide is a crucial factor that needs to be seen to in the light of Maltese Society as another pillar of the eSkills domain. It goes without saying that the ICT professional constitutes another key pillar of the eSkills Strategy and to whom significant effort is necessary to ensure ongoing professionalism, specialisation and adequate availability, in the light of increasing digital skill demands. Finally, all of the Maltese labour force itself and its corresponding digital competence and skill is to be taken as another key pillar meriting focus by the Strategy itself.
If you are interested in contributing further with your ideas and suggestions on the course of this upcoming Strategy, you are most welcome to join us in the planned online consultation session for Industry on May 18th between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs.
Link for registration: https://forms.office.com/r/7M2UsWDErR