Enhancing Employability through Training (EET)
In today’s competitive world, one cannot ignore the fact that employers look for people who are well trained in the area of their employment. The more knowledge a person has, the better are his/her chances of finding suitable employment.
We offer a wide range of training programmes designed to suit your needs. These programmes are designed according to local labour market needs.
All our training programmes - collectively form part of the Employability Programme.
The Employability Programme which is part financed by the European Social Fund, is available to all actively employed, inactive, or registered unemployed individuals eligible to work. One of the principle aims of this programme is to reintegrate registered unemployed or inactive individuals into the labour market through training programmes. Further training is available in the field of basic skills, office related subjects, IT, technical courses and care working courses amongst others. It also offers actively employed individuals the opportunity to further their existing skills in order to adapt to changing labour market requirements.
This programme also provides the opportunity for men and women who have been absent from the formal economy for a relatively long period of time to regain their confidence and brush up on their skills through a series of training programmes that will ultimately facilitate their reintegration to employment. This will be achieved through promoting a lifecycle approach to training and education that is also expected to address gender-based segregation of subjects.
Short Courses - ETC offers courses aimed at helping persons seeking employment or alternative employment and to acquire or improve the required skills. We are continually revising our courses and adapting to the needs of the current labour market.
- Skills Assessment has been set up so as to assess and certify the knowledge, skills and competences acquired by individuals through non-formal learning. This system will aid ETC to bring to its programmes in line with the Malta Qualifications Council.
- IT related courses such as Sage courses, ECDL courses, Web Design amongst others.
- Technical and Trade Courses such as Electronics Engineering Skills, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Vehicle Spray Painting, Electrical Domestic Installations (Licence A) amongst many more. Most of these courses also offer the City and Guilds accreditation.
- Management Development Courses such as Project Management, Payroll, Time Management and Business Planning amongst many others.
- The Work Orientation Courses also caters for those individuals interested in branching out or strengthening their skills in the hospitality industry offering a wide and very interesting array of training courses in Culinary Arts, Food and Beverage Service, Front Office Management, etc .
- Job Assistance - ETC offers training specifically designed to help registrants in their quest for finding employment. These courses offer relevant information and skills that one would find necessary while looking for work such as labour market requirements and employment regulations. They also facilitate the access to succeed in the selection process for most jobs. Other empowerment programmes specifically for women returnees such a ‘Women for Employment’ are offered.
- Basic Skills - Basic Skills are the necessary foundation to ones employability. ETC offers training programmes for those who need assistance with reading and writing skills in English and the Maltese Languages. The basic skills programmes also targets IT newcomers by offering a helping hand to those who would like to be introduced to the world of IT.
Traineeships - Traineeship is a dual system of occupational skill development programme, targeted at new labour market entrants, unemployed clients or employees involved in restructuring exercises. This flexible training solution to address skill shortages is being offered to employers willing to recruit clients qualified for a traineeship.
The programme is made up of a combination of on-the-job training and off-the-job training. The content and occupational standards are set after consultation with the employer and lead to certification. At the end of the traineeship trainees may be called to sit for a competency test. During the traineeship programme, trainees are paid the equivalent of 80% of the minimum wage.
Training Subsidy Scheme (TSS) - To provide financial assistance in the form of a grant payable to individuals wishing to follow a program.
Training Subsidy Scheme - Academic (TSSA) - To provide financial assistance in the form of a grant payable to individuals who wish to follow a program at MQF 5, 6, 7 in an area related to Digital Media (Software development/ Gaming) or Financial Services.
ETC notifies that no authorisation has been given to any third-parties to advertise any course / programme on its behalf, and neither authorised third parties to publicise any course / programme of study as in any way eligible for TSS or TSSA Grants.