The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) recently launched a staff social committee. Comprised of staff representatives, the committee aims to provide networking opportunities for the college’s more than 1,000 staff members by organizing community outreach events and activities.
It is hoped that these activities and opportunities will enable staff to further strengthen bonds with colleagues beyond their usual sphere to create a sense of belonging within the team and also reinforce the idea of innovation, working teamwork and cooperation.
Speaking at the launch event, MCAST Director and CEO Joachim James Calleja said, “As MCAST continues to grow, we must never forget the value and unique contribution of each person. The college is much more than a workplace. It is an inspiring and meaningful meeting place where everyone’s talent is appreciated. Passion is a driving force in what we do, and coming together helps create an atmospheric organizational culture and an environment where everyone can feel inspired and welcome.
Coming together helps create an atmospheric organizational culture and an environment where everyone can feel inspired and welcome– Joachim James Calleja, Director and CEO of MCAST
Committee Chair Sandra Cortis said: “The pandemic has made us increasingly aware of the value of connecting with others to create a better workplace, genuine collegiality and to ensure that we look after the well-being -being of each. We are overwhelmed by the positive response and enthusiasm of our colleagues to contribute to the staff committee. We now look forward to seeing how this initiative will be further strengthened and developed.
The event included the participation of the music group ICed Tea, whose musicians are staff members and lecturers at MCAST’s Institute of Information and Communication Technology.
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