MCAST cel­e­brates Level 4 grad­u­a­tion cer­e­monies – an­other 877 grad­u­ates

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An en­cour­ag­ing num­ber of stu­dents are cel­e­brat­ing their grad­u­a­tion af­ter suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing the Level 4 Ad­vanced Diploma pro­gramme in their re­spec­tive area of study within MCAST’s Tech­ni­cal Col­lege. The eight grad­u­a­tion cer­e­monies, held at the MCAST Main Cam­pus, in Paola took place be­tween 7 and 20 Fe­bru­ary.

MCAST’s Tech­ni­cal Col­lege has seen fur­ther growth since the last aca­demic year, with stu­dents num­ber­ing 2,726 fol­low­ing one of the 51 pro­grammes at Ad­vanced Diploma level across all MCAST In­sti­tutes.

The al­ready sub­stan­tial choice of cour­ses of­fered by the MCAST Tech­ni­cal Col­lege has in­creased fur­ther and has seen the launch of a num­ber of in­no­va­tive pro­grammes, such as the Ad­vanced Diploma in Food Tech­nol­ogy, the Ad­vanced Diploma in Cul­tural Her­itage and the Ad­vanced Diploma in Per­form­ing Arts.

It is al­ways with pride that MCAST fol­lows the de­vel­op­ment and achieve­ment of stu­dents who start their path at Foun­da­tion Level, per­se­ver­ing to work up to higher lev­els.

This is the suc­cess story of sev­eral stu­dents at MCAST, but per­haps wor­thy of note for their ex­em­plary re­sults are Dy­lan Del­ceppo from the In­sti­tute of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Chris­tian Grech from the In­sti­tute for the Cre­ative Arts and Charl­ton Mif­sud from the In­sti­tute of Ap­plied Sci­ence, all of whom are now fol­low­ing the Level 6 de­gree pro­gramme in their re­spec­tive area of study.

Other stu­dents find their ca­reer path im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing their grad­u­a­tion at Level 4, as was the case of Ni­cholas Ferry from the In­sti­tute of Busi­ness and Com­merce, who re­ceived the Ad­vanced Diploma in Ac­count­ing and joined an es­tab­lished lo­cal ac­count­ing firm.

An­other suc­cess story is that of Re­becca Aquilina, who joined MCAST as a ma­ture stu­dent and suc­cess­fully com­pleted the Ad­vanced Diploma in Chil­dren’s Care, while jug­gling her home life as a par­ent and not­with­stand­ing other per­sonal chal­lenges. Re­becca now works as an LSA with a gov­ern­ment school.

Other stu­dents en­roll for a Level 4 pro­gramme hav­ing ob­tained their SEC cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and go on to achieve their ed­u­ca­tional goals with MCAST. Such was the case of Daniel Buha­giar, who is grad­u­at­ing in Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tron­ics En­gi­neer­ing. Through­out his stud­ies, Daniel was a proud flag bearer of ev­ery­thing MCAST stands for, both dur­ing his ap­pren­tice­ship pe­riod work­ing on su­per yachts ser­vic­ing as well as an Eras­mus stu­dent abroad. He is now fur­ther­ing his stud­ies in the Bach­e­lor of En­gi­neer­ing in Elec­tron­ics.

Stephen Cachia, MCAST Prin­ci­pal and CEO, con­grat­u­lated the grad­u­ates on their achieve­ments. He stated that these cer­e­monies cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of young in­di­vid­u­als who opted to con­tinue study­ing rather than seek­ing em­ploy­ment. He also con­grat­u­lated and thanked all MCAST staff mem­bers for con­tin­u­ously sup­port­ing the Col­lege stu­dents.

Dr Sil­vio De Bono, Pres­i­dent of the Board of Gov­er­nors, also con­grat­u­lated the stu­dents on their achieve­ments at Level 4 and en­cour­aged them to fur­ther their stud­ies at higher lev­els.

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