The Future Brings with it Challenges. The Challenges are there because of the new realities we are now facing.
The Gozo Business Chamber CEO Daniel Borg participated in a panel discussion organised by the Ministry for Education on the Future of Education in Gozo, together with Prof James Calleja (Principal and CEO MCAST), Professor Tania Sammut Bonnici (Pro Rector – University of Malta), and Adrian Tonna (GTA). Various themes were discussed. In his intervention Daniel Borg highlighted that “the future brings with it challenges. The Challenges are there because of the new realities we are now facing.” He highlighted specifically three challenges:
- The change to electric vehicles and the need for technicians in the electric vehicle sector in Gozo. The training for such technicians should not only cater for the Gozitan population but also for domestic and foreign tourists visiting Gozo.
- The Green Economy. This sector has significant potential for the island, not only in the testing of new technologies prior to these being deployed on a national level, but for the setting of a specialised faculty on the island related to this niche.
- Digitalisation. COVID-19 “has shown more than ever the importance of digitalisation for small businesses, in order for them to continue with their operations.” A specific proposal put forward is a practical course for small business on the use of social media, with a project being undertaken at the end focused on their own business.
Daniel Borg highlighted that when it comes to Gozo “we cannot look at numbers. This means that in Gozo courses need to be conducted even if the planned numbers are not reached. This would be just the beginning. If we do not start, or we remain focused on the numbers nothing will be done.”
You can read the full intervention here.