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"Coding our Future" an Erasmus+ KA1 project organised by the MCA

The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has just closed off an Erasmus+ funded project under KA1 called “Coding Our Future” for training of some of its staff members for the period 2017-2018. The mobilities took place in two of ALL DIGITAL member organisations, namely: Media Actie Kuregem – Stad (MAKS)  (…See More
Jun 22

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Where do you work?
Malta Communications Authority
Your position at work
Project Coordinator
Organisation's Website
http://www.mca.org.mt
Organisation's Address
Pinto Wharf, Malletta Waterfront, Floriana, Malta
What does your organization do (100-word description)
The Authority has been very active over the years, implementing numerous initiatives including the establishment of 16 Community Technology Learning Centres (locally known as CTLCs) in different locations across Malta and Gozo with the aim of improving access to ICT within the community. These centres also offer training opportunities to the community. Twelve of these centres are open to the general public, whilst the remaining four cater for specific vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities and battered wives. The MCA, in collaboration with private enterprises, has contributed towards the upgrading of these Centres, by providing computer facilities featuring latest hardware and software technologies, together with Internet connectivity. The MCA also supports the training of tutors and the centres’ administrators, who usually form part of the same community served by the centre.
What digital skills training or activities do you or does your organization offer (if any)?
In the last five years, the Information Society unit has rolled out two major ICT training projects, branded ENTER and ICTforALL, with the latter being an ESF project. These training programmes were intended to drive more adults towards engaging with ICT to improve their quality of life and reduce the risk of social exclusion and were provided free of charge. The training was delivered both in Maltese and English. Through these programmes, the MCA has trained more than 7000 individuals with more than 114,000 of hours of training.
Number of digital competence centres linked to your organization (if any)
1
Your function and/or responsibilities related to digital skills training and empowerment
Project Coordinator
How are you involved in digital inclusion / empowerment?
Notwithstanding all the initiatives to facilitate the uptake of ICT, we recognise that there are certain groups of individuals who may require more convincing than others on the positive impact that ICT can have on their quality of life. We therefore take up every opportunity to design and implement awareness campaigns that address the people’s perception towards technology. This has triggered the launch of additional initiatives which specifically target individuals over 55 years of age.
How did you learn about this community?
I got an invitation from a network member
Why would yo like to join the network?
I'de like to join this organisation as I already work on several projects with partners who are members in this organization. Furthermore, we can share project ideas and future collaborations.

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"Coding our Future" an Erasmus+ KA1 project organised by the MCA

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 8:30 0 Comments

The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has just closed off an Erasmus+ funded project under KA1 called “Coding Our Future” for training of some of its staff members for the period 2017-2018. The mobilities took place in two of ALL DIGITAL member organisations, namely: Media Actie Kurege…

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Mobility to enhance active aging

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 9:00 0 Comments

The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has just closed off an Erasmus+ funded project under KA1 for training of some of its staff members. There were a total of 15 mobilities which took place in three organisations namely: Telecentre DenmarkASOCIACIJA "LANGAS…

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