€600,000 Student Placement Programme launched for ICT sector

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€600,000 Student Placement Programme launched for ICT sectorThe MITA Student Placement Programme has been launched by Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri.

The government, through MITA, has allocated €600,000 for the programme, which offers temporary work opportunities for students in the ICT sector.

Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri reiterated the government’s full backing of this programme and its importance for our youth.

Tony Sultana MITA’s Executive Chairman, stated that in the last four years, through this programme, MITA together with its employer partners in all sectors has been able to offer over 1,300 placements which have provided meaningful exposure to the ICT and ICT-using industry.

This year MITA has set an ambitious target of 400 placements. “This can only be achieved through the constant support of employer partners from the private industry, the public service/public sector and NGOs,” he said.

“This opportunity is not exclusively open to businesses which are directly linked to the use of ICT, but is also open to those who make use of ICT in the day to day running of their business, as do the businesses in the education, tourism, health and manufacturing sectors,” Mr Sultana explained.

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