Course for vol­un­teers in sports

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

In view of the theme of vol­un­teer­ing as one of the prin­ci­ple top­ics of the Mal­tese Pres­i­dency, SportMalta has linked it with sports through the launch of a new course for vol­un­teers in sports that will lead to for­mal cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for all those at­tend­ing.

The course has been con­ceived by SportMalta to­gether with MCAST. All those who will suc­cess­fully com­plete the course will be awarded with an MCAST Level 2 Award in Sport Vol­un­teer­ing.

This course will mark the be­gin­ning of a se­ries of events con­nected to the Pres­i­dency and it shall be pre­sented to the Euro­pean Union as a good prac­tice.

This course is be­ing of­fered to all SportMalta em­ploy­eeswhereas all sport as­so­ci­a­tions have been in­vited to at­tend. The aim of this course is to equip its em­ploy­ees and all those work­ing in the sport in­dus­try with com­pe­tences and con­tin­u­ous devel­op­ment in spe­cific fields re­lated to sports.

All par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate that shows their ap­ti­tude in this field and the pro­fi­ciency achieved which will make them el­i­gi­ble to work with sport en­ti­ties dur­ing both lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions.

The course is di­vided in three im­por­tance over the years.

In sum­ming up Com­modore Zam­mit thanked the crews for mod­ules and will ter­mi­nate in March. A reg­is­ter con­tain­ing all the names of suc­cess­ful par­tic­i­pants will be de­vel­oped at the end of the course and will serve as a ref­er­ence to sports en­ti­ties wish­ing to en­gage skilled and trained staff.

Chris Agius, Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary for Re­search, In­no­va­tion Youth and Sport said that this project is go­ing to be pre­sented their com­mit­ment and en­thu­si­asm for this year’s race, and looked for­ward to wel­com­ing as a good prac­tice dur­ing the Mal­tese Pres­i­dency. He ex­plained that many of those in­volved in sports usu­ally work on a vol­un­tary ba­sis and now through this course they have been given the op­por­tu­nity to get for­mal recog­ni­tion through this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of the work they do. More­over this project will con­trib­ute to max­i­mize on human re­sources by mak­ing the them all to the 38th Rolex Mid­dle Sea Race which starts on the 21 October 2017. best use of this po­ten­tial. He main­tained that this course will be ben­e­fi­cial to all as­so­ci­a­tions as it places the par­tic­i­pants on an ad­vanced level.

Mark Cu­ta­jar, CEO of SportMalta stated that this is yet an­other con­fir­ma­tion of how SportMalta con­tin­u­ously cre­ates op­por­tu­ni­ties for its em­ploy­ees to grow through learn­ing and train­ing. This course fol­lows an­other course that was of­fered to SportMalta’s em­ploy­ees who on suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion were cer­ti­fied with an MCAST Level 5 Award in Pub­lic Service Sport Ad­min­is­tra­tion. He re­minded that this course, fi­nanced by the Euro­pean So­cial Fund was of­fered to­gether with the Euro­pean Ob­ser­va­toire of Sport and Em­ploy­ment (EOSE) and in col­lab­o­ra­tion with MCAST. As a mat­ter of fact he thanked MCAST for ac­cept­ing to work to­gether for a sec­ond time on such an ini­tia­tive so as to of­fer to­gether a course of the high­est level to all those at­tend­ing. He said that he is con­vinced that this project will be wel­comed by the Euro­pean Union and stated that the course will be re­peated in the years to come so that a record of qual­i­fied peo­ple in the field of sports is cre­ated.

Mr Stephen Cachia, MCAST Prin­ci­pal and CEO stated that he is glad that MCAST is par­tic­i­pat­ing in this new project to­gether with SportMalta. “This course is a valu­able tool which will pro­vide sports vol­un­teers with the skills, com­pe­tences, con­tin­u­ous devel­op­ment in spe­cific fields re­lated to sports. It will also help the sport clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions to get the most out of their vol­un­teers and also for­mally recog­nises their con­tri­bu­tion.”

PS Chris Agius ad­dress­ing those present at the Cot­ton­era Sports Com­plex Photo: DOI Reuben Pis­copo

Mas­cal­zone Latino owner Vin­cenzo Ono­rato, skip­per Mat­teo Savelli and nav­i­ga­tor Ian Moore with the Rolex Mid­dle Sea Race Tro­phy. They are flanked by God­win Zam­mit, Royal Malta Yacht Club Com­modore, left, and Mal­colm Low­ell, rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Rolex in Malta, right. Photo: James Bianchi

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