Malta Enterprise and the Malta Chamber jointly launched a campaign dubbed “Make It”, with the intentions of encouraging the youth to consider a career in manufacturing, according to press statements issued by the two bodies.
The campaign aims to “shed light on the great opportunities that exist in the manufacturing sector”, by telling the “inspiring stories” of those who have chosen a “rewarding career path in manufacturing”, according to Malta Chamber.
After surveying its members in December, the Malta Chamber says the manufacturing industry is expected to create 53% of the vacancies foreseen to emerge in the upcoming three years. The chamber insists their figures are valid even though the sector in question is only responsible for 30% of the interviewed candidates in their survey.
“In a survey carried out among all Malta Chamber members, regarding the expected recruitment they are projecting for 2019, 2020 and 2021, Manufacturing came out on top, as it is expected to provide 530 job vacancies from the 995 expected to be created in the next three years,” says Frank V. Farrugia, President of the Malta Chamber.
“We need to ensure that we keep the message live and loud in the market place that manufacturing offers long term, well-paying jobs. And this is exactly the aim of this campaign. A campaign where we will see employees endorsing manufacturing, showcasing their own life story with the aim of interesting others to embark on a similar path. We want to help to present this sector in the form and shape of what it has become today,” says William Wait, Chairman of Malta Enterprise.
“The manufacturing industry is the backbone of a strong economy. We want to bolster the industry in the nation’s long-term future. There are incredible job opportunities in our country that are a far cry from the prevailing perception,” says Chris Cardona Minister for the Economy,