Malta Qualifications Council (MQC)

SkillsPlus Research and Consultation

The emphasis of MQC’s SkillsPlus project is linking occupational standards to skills together with the valid certification of qualifications leading to skills acquisition. This is a step forward to the country’s ability to compete in the high-value added knowledge-intensive markets.

Skillsplus main objective was establish a set of occupational standards (OS) related to qualifications for the 9 key sectors. Although models already existed abroad, they needed to be adopted and adapted to the Maltese environment.

The project facilitated the identification of skills’ shortages and mismatches that the local labour market is currently facing within a number of work sectors. Thus the project offered a crucial way in addressing the skills mismatch in a systematic manner so as to ensure an adequate supply of appropriate and flexible skills.