The National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) in partnership with the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) and Malta Enterprise (ME) has launched an Employee Skills Gap Survey. The objective is to gauge the extent of the existing skills gap and to provide policy makers with the information necessary to identify the potential shortcomings of the Maltese labour market that could be hindering companies from finding employees with adequate skills. This exercise is deemed particularly important in light of the relatively strong and sustained growth recorded by the Maltese economy over recent years which requires an increasingly diversified set of skills to enable companies to meet market demand. Skills are thus crucial for the economy to reach new heights.
A number of companies across all economic sectors will be receiving an email with an electronic link to this survey. Companies are encouraged to participate as the input will be crucial to policy formulation that aims to ensure that Malta’s labour market is provided with an adequate set of skills. Any companies that have not received the online questionnaire and would like to participate in the survey are kindly asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following preliminary analysis of the responses to the survey questionnaire, a number of representative bodies and industry players will be invited to participate in sector-specific focus groups to discuss selected skills-related issues in more detail. The results of the research will be presented at a conference and will be made publicly available.