Malta's first iGaming course to be launched at MCAST

The Institute of Information and Communication Technology at MCAST is getting its first ever iGaming course!

30 January 2017, 12:30pm
 The first iGaming focused course which will be available to over 1,000 ICT students at the college as of March 2017
The first iGaming focused course which will be available to over 1,000 ICT students at the college as of March 2017
iGaming’s leading training provider, the iGaming Academy has teamed up with the European Gaming Institute of Malta (EGIM) and Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) to launch the first iGaming focused course which will be available to over 1,000 ICT students at the college as of March 2017. This course is described as a ‘pilot’ course which will ultimately raise awareness regarding the industry and the industry opportunities.

As Malta continues to build on its success within the iGaming industry and reach new heights with over 9,000 active employees expected throughout 2017 as well as a higher contribution to the country’s GDP, it is essential that more initiatives are developed to help further secure and grow this market.

“The iGaming industry continuously requires highly skilled ICT professionals to join its workforce, by merging an industry recognised iGaming course with the MCAST Batchelor of Science courses related to ICT, students will now be given more opportunities to explore the iGaming industry as a possible career path” said Jaime Debono, MD of the iGaming Academy. 

Thomas Mahoney, the Project Director at EGIM, reflected that “Education and training are fundamental to the growth of any industry, so it is only a matter of time until Digital and iGaming become an educational career path for most students”.

Vince Maione & Conrad Vassallo at MCAST mentioned “We are also exploring ways to include other key studies related to the iGaming industry to the full-time and also the part-time courses in other institutes apart from ICT to prepare students for the various employment opportunities that the iGaming industry is creating such as fraud and security, legislation, product knowledge, business analytics and marketing”

Here's some background information on EGIM, the iGaming Academy and MCAST:

About EGIM:

The EGIM initiative is a first of its nature in Malta and the EU. The European Gaming Institute of Malta aims to align specific industry education and training including transferable learning from the gaming sector to various areas within the digital sector. EGIM will be focusing on land-based business operations as well as on online gaming operations. EGIM’s objective is to understand the current industry skills set shortages and to prepare for upcoming skill sets needed to build products based on forecasted trends. EGIM promises to raise awareness through various channels of communication regarding the gaming and digital industry with the general public and with the upcoming working generations.

About the iGaming Academy:

The iGaming Academy is the leading training provider to the iGaming industry with over 7,000 learners trained each year. The iGaming Academy provides training to world leading gaming companies such as Betsson, Betclic Everest Group, Stanleybet, Lottoland, LeoVegas, Skybet, Evolution Gaming, ComeOn, Betfair, Evoke Gaming, Mr. Green and Pala (US) who have taken up our training services not only to satisfy regulators but also enhance internal staff knowledge and awareness.

About MCAST:

The Institute of Information and Communication Technology at MCAST hosts 1,150 full time students across the three colleges, namely the Foundation College, Technical College and the University College. Since its inception in 2001, the ICT institute has been preparing students with the necessary skills required by the ICT industry by offering courses targeting various sectors of the digital industry.