In order to further bridge the gap between educational theory and employment, ICT Foundation Level 2 students were given a second opportunity to visit the MITA Data Center on Friday 11th March 2016. Another thirty four students opted to participate in this initiative which was led by IT Basics lecturers, Ms Graziella Attard and Mr Joseph Hales.
MITA is one of the leading ICT partner organisations within the Maltese islands. During the two hour visit students had the opportunity to get a general overview of what MITA looks into, get a basic insight of the different networks they manage, visit their call centre, and the Santa Venera data centre. Furthermore, students were also informed about MITA’s own innovation hub within Smart City whose main objective is to be a supporting platform for ideas to succeed and evolve into concrete projects and proposals. Finally students had also the opportunity to look into different careers offered at MITA for which they can benefit from through the entrepreneurship scheme.
Students feel that such industry visits help them to look into their respective studies with more motivation and perseverance in reaching their ultimate goal and realise their dream carer within the ICT sector.