ETC receives a considerable number of requests for employment licenses for persons to be engaged as cleaners, housekeepers, labourers and care workers. Provided that ETC has a number of persons registering for such occupations proofs that we need to invest in more training so that employers would have a wider selection of persons from where to choose. Example of ad hoc request: follow up course in relation to electronics engineering, whereby trainees expressed the interest in following a course on tv and radio repairs and fault finding in electrical circuits.
Apprenticeship and traineeships unlike short courses offer on-the-job training, hence besides learning the theory within a formal setting, learners have the opportunity to practice what they learn at the workplace. Besides the theory learners acquire other skills such as working in a team, punctuality, working under pressure, time management, amongst other skills that are not learnt from school. Another 10% continued their studies three months after they completed their apprenticeship.
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Training Programmes offered by theEmployment and TrainingCorporation1stFebruary 2013
Identifying the need for TrainingTraining Programmes Sources of information:• Vacancies received by the Corporation fromemployers• Skills profile of jobseekers• Labour and skills surveys• Feedback received from stakeholders duringformal and informal meetings
Training Initiatives Short courses Traineeships Apprenticeships Extended Skills Training Scheme (ESTS) Technician Apprenticeship Scheme (TAS) Training Subsidy Schemes Individuals Employers
Basic skills ETC trained 15,072 persons in 2011 of which35% in the following basic skills courses: Literacy (Maltese and English) Numeracy Basic ICT Job seeking skills
Impact of VET From 2009 till 2011, 41% of learners followingshort courses were in employment orcontinuing further studies. Most effective training programmes: Traineeships - in 2011, all persons completingtraineeship were in employment (125 persons) Apprenticeship - over the past four years, 75% ofthose completing apprenticeship remained inemployment either with the same employer orwith a different employer
Reasons % for short courses is low as 35% of thesewere following basic skills courses Why? 80% of jobseekers have education levelbelow SEC standard But these skills on their own do not lead toemployment Need to be supplemented by vocationaltraining to lead to employment
Challenges Problem should be solved at source and bycompetent teachers This enables ETC to: focus on skills delivery that lead to level 2 and3 MQF qualifications which have validity in thelabour market Obtain NCFHE accreditation of all courses Focus on quality assurance