Student placement programme to go live in iGaming and finance

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August, 2019 at 10:58 am by Christian Keszthelyi

The Malta Financial Services Authority and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) will soon launch student placement programme for the iGaming and financial services sectors, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri said, according to a press statement by the government’s Department of Information.

“As from this year, the success of [Malta Information Technology Agency] MITA’s Student Placement Programme will be replicated in the gaming and financial services sector,” Mr Schembri said on Monday when launching the 11th edition of MITA’s Student Placement Programme.

Mr Schembri tagged the last 11 years of MITA’s Student Placement Programme as a bridge for students to implement their studies in a working environment. “We are aware of circumstances where students’ get the necessary results but lack in experience, and this is what the programme has successfully addressed over the years,” the parliamentary secretary said. He added that such programmes help add practical knowledge to the students’ skill set, helping them in preparing for the future’s labour market.

He urged all employers from the private sector, public service and NGOs to participate in the programme and become an active part of this exciting journey which is providing our youth with unique hands-on experience, all the while developing tomorrow’s future workforce, the DOI press statement reported.

In the last five years, MITA and employer partners were able to offer over 1,600 placements, which translates to an investment of over €2.6m providing students with this positive experience.

Applications for students and employers who wish to participate in the Student Placement Programme are open till 29 March, the DOI statement says.

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