Features of Alumni and Students’ Experiences at ITS and Within the Hospitality and Tourism Industry.
The Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) launched its prospectus for year 2021-2022, during a press conference presented by ITS alumni, Chrysander Agius. During the press conference, ITS alumni and students shared their experience at ITS and their career stories.
Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo, said that the Government’s vision for Malta is to be the center of tourism excellence and will work on making sure the industry’s future is sustainable and with well trained and skilled personnel. The Government works on enriching the tourism industry to attract higher quality tourists throughout the year.
ITS Chairman Carlo Micallef and ITS CEO Pierre Fenech, stated that although the past year has been hard for many industries, including the tourism and hospitality industry, the industry is fast recuperating. This reflects the importance of the industry for the Maltese economy.
In the past years, the institute has invested heavily in infrastructure, as well as in curriculum development, with students now being able to progress up to Master’s level. Graduates are provided with high level education and hands on experience, which guarantee numerous employment opportunities in various areas.
During the press conference, it was announced that, in view of the recent changes in the MATSEC exam results’ publication dates which have been shifted to mid-August 2021, the ITS has issued new guidelines to facilitate the application process for prospective students.
Applicants finishing Year 11 (Form 5) in 2021, can apply with ITS by using their school leaving certificate, whereby the subjects listed may be considered as O levels depending on the results. The school leaving certificate is issued by secondary schools in July.
Students interested in higher level programmes such as the Higher National Diploma in Tourist Guiding and the ITS Degree programmes, sitting for their A levels this year, may apply provisionally until Matriculation results, or equivalent, are published. Students applying for one of the ITS Degree programmes and who achieve between 36 and 43 points will be allowed to continue through the 1st year, subject they obtain all the 60 ECTS credits in the programme of study by the September 2022 resit session.
Applications for programmes, ranging from Foundation level to Master’s Degree level, are now open and will close by the end of August 2021.
Further information on the courses, prospectus, and link to applications may be found at www.its.edu.mt.