Industry visit – Microsoft Innovation Centre


A total of 72 MCAST Foundation (Level 2) students attended an industry visit at the Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC) between the 9th and the 13th of January 2017. MIC was launched in February 2013 in cooperation between Microsoft, Government of Malta, and University of Malta.

MIC provides various types of services and support: training courses in development, cloud and gaming; support start-ups by providing the use of the facilities, software and hardware devices; workshops and events on the latest technologies.

A 5-hour workshop was designed together with MIC to further help students bridge the gap between theory and industry by augmenting the ICT Project curriculum with a hands-on approach. The programme looked into the Invention Cycle, provided team building workshops, a hands-on Minecraft Hour of Code, overview of Microsoft Azure, Cloud technology and WordPress during which students started creating their very own WordPress website with Azure. 

This industry visit helped to further emphasise the core principles of ICT Project management and was successful thanks to Edward Portelli (Microsoft Manager), Christopher Demicoli (Microsoft in Education Manager), Mary Downing (MIC Operations), Graziella Attard (ICT Project, Unit Leader), Davinia Galea (Programming, Unit Leader), Oriana Ebejer (Programming Lecturer), Laurent Azzopardi (ICT Project, Lecturer), and Jane Cilia Debono (ICT Project, Lecturer).

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates – Marketing Administrator Vacancy

We are seeking a Marketing Administrator with a degree in marketing, business administration, communications or hospitality; who be responsible for managing and executing a seamless and timely delivery of assigned conferences, seminars, road shows or the like including all marketing efforts pertaining to such.

The Position:

Responsibilities will include working hand in hand with the marketing team as well as Lawyers, Advisors, Practice Group Managers and service departments in order to coordinate all areas of conferences pre and post planning accordingly. You will also assist delegates during such events. You will also be responsible for day to day general marketing administration and assist the team where necessary.

Required Attributes:

Successful candidates should have a can-do, positive attitude and a drive to work in an exciting and fast-paced environment focusing on high-end clients. A highly organised character and ability to work on own initiative and without supervision are essential for this role. Fluent written and spoken Russian will be considered as an asset. Previous experience working on event planning will be considered an asset.

Application Process:

An application letter should be sent to, quoting the reference number 108436 together with:

  • a detailed CV;
  • Cover letter;
  • any professional references available.

Basis: FullTime

Closing Date: 22 January 2017

Ozone Ltd – Senior Technical Officer Vacancy

Ozone Ltd. a fully licensed telecommunications company whose principal activity is the provision of best solutions in communication and technology for corporate clients, is now seeking competent and motivated staff to complement and further strengthen its team in the ICT department.

Reporting to the General Manager, the selected candidate`s main responsibilities will include:

  • Project management for implementation of small to medium size IP network related projects which include Networking, Wireless and CCTV.
  • The installation, servicing and support of modern digital IP data and telecommunication equipment and services.
  • The handling of corporate ICT set-ups and support.
  • Monitoring, asset management and maintenance of customer IT infrastructures
  • Ensure high standards of confidentiality, reliability, responsibility and ethics.

Candidates should:

  • Hands-on experience in a similar IT services role would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in Wi-Fi technologies and design;
  • Experience in using Mikrotik routers, Asterisk and Linux would be considered an asset;
  • Understanding of Bridging, VLAN and routing technologies is required;
  • Have network knowledge and experience (TCP / IP based) is required;
  • Have a valid ICT qualification, certifications such as CCNA would be preferred and considered an asset;
  • SQL knowledge is considered an asset;
  • Be mature, responsible and reliable having an aptitude for customer care;
  • Ability to prioritise and manage time efficiently;
  • Possess good written and oral communication skills and be fluent in Maltese and English;
  • Be willing to work on own initiative and form part of a team;
  • Be in possession of a clean driving licence and own transport;
  • Have the willingness and ability to learn;

An attractive remuneration package, commensurate with qualifications, experience and personal attributes will be offered to the right applicant.

Please send applications to with Reference.