Education Minister visits Xewkija Document Management Centre

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Education Minister visits Xewkija Document Management CentreDuring a visit to the MaltaPost Document Management Centre in Xewkija, Gozo, the Minister for Education and Employment, Evarist Bartolo, together with the Minister for Gozo Anton Refalo and Parliamentary Secretary Justyne Caruana, were able to meet the employees  as well as look around the facilities.

MaltaPost said that it has employed persons with disabilities to work within this Centre while Jobs Plus and the Lino Spiteri Foundation facilitated the recruitment and training process. So far some 43 persons have been trained to acquire the necessary skills to ensure that high service quality levels are maintained, said MaltaPost.

Joseph Said the MaltaPost Chairman, commented, “we consider it a duty of ours to ensure that as far as possible, our work processes are such that they may be performed also by persons who may not enjoy full physical capabilities. It is this philosophy which spurred us to create this project that is now providing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.”

He explained that “merely employing the number of disabled persons dictated by the law was not enough for MaltaPost. Together with Jobs Plus, the Lino Spiteri Foundation and a number of dedicated job coaches, we have managed so far to employ and train some 43 persons in Gozo who now have a stable job and earn a respectable wage.”

MaltaPost said that various private companies and entities have released valuable office space by entrusting their documents to this centre, which apart from archiving, also offers scanning, digitising, conversion of documents to electronic form as well as final destruction by shredding.

The Xewkija Document Management Centre is ISO 9001-certified and an affiliated member of the National Association for Information Destruction, the Professional Records and Information Services Management and of the Information and Records Management Society.

For more information on this Document Management Centre please see the video below:

Photographs MGOZ/George Scerri

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