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Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The Institute for Tourism Studies will be resourced to provide better quality education and training to prepare young people for a career in one of the most important established industries in the Maltese economy, said Tourism Minister Karmenu Vella.
In an interview with The Malta Independent, Mr Vella said: “There will be plenty of opportunities for the lecturers and non-academic staff to improve their educational standards and academic and professional qualifications.
“The various curricula and teaching methods will be looked into and, where necessary, will be updated to meet new educational and industry demands.
“New programmes will be developed in line with industry needs and there will be more emphasis on entrepreneurial qualities, as evidenced by the newly-launched foundation programmes in tourism enterprise.
“For the first time, ITS will be offering degree level courses with an emphasis on the culinary arts and sciences to improve the professional standing of people working in the industry.
“An important step for ITS is to build its research capabilities to engage in tourism research to enhance and support the growth potential of the industry.
“The way forward for ITS is to form strategic alliances, networks and partnerships with similar local and international institutions.
“The institute will seek the greater involvement of educational and tourism stakeholders, while intensifying its efforts to attract international students from various countries to ensure an enriching experience for both Maltese and foreign students.”
Source:- Malta Tourism Authority