On the 21st of July 2023, the Chamber of Engineers (CoE) and Tech.mt Foundation signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which extend their collaboration agreement formally established in 2022.
This MoU envisages a collaboration between the two entities for the next three years which will see CoE and Tech.mt continuing their joint efforts to promote initiatives pertinent to the fields of engineering, technical professions, STEM education and relevant opportunities within the broad field of technology.
This MoU renews the synergistic relationship between Tech.mt, an entity created to promote the national strategy on innovative technology, and CoE, a voluntary professional organisation representing the engineers and the engineering profession. The CoE is also keen on promoting innovative technologies and on supporting technology-based industries in Malta, in which engineers play a pivotal role.
The signing took place between Inġ. Malcolm Zammit, President of the Chamber of Engineers and Mr Wayne Grixti, Chief Executive Officer of Tech.mt Foundation.
Mr Wayne Grixti, Chief Executive Officer at Tech.mt, said that:
“Tech.mt remains resolute in its pursuit of one of its fundamental objectives—to foster seamless integration between academia and industry, thereby contributing to the increase of local tech resources and targeting the demand and supply gap of skilled professionals across various tech sectors. Through our strategic collaboration agreement with the Chamber of Engineers, Tech.mt remains dedicated to nurturing promising opportunities for students, graduates, and scholars. Moreover, this collaboration serves as a platform for Tech.mt to provide ongoing support to engineers in their quest to develop innovative technological solutions. We are thrilled to reaffirm our commitment through the renewal of our Memorandum of Understanding with the Chamber of Engineers, eagerly anticipating the continued fruits of our collaborative efforts.”
Inġ. Malcolm Zammit, President of the Chamber of Engineers, said that:
“The foundations for the collaboration with Tech.mt were established based on the common missions of our organisation. The formalisation of the MoU allowed this collaboration to take a structured direction and which is now expected to continue flourishing. We feel that this collaboration with Tech.mt has been productive towards the promotion of technology and industry opportunities with a varied audience, from young students to established engineers. As a Chamber, we are looking forward to continue steering this collaboration forwards to present our members with more opportunities in the technology sector whilst we collectively work on highlighting that STEM professionals are vital for the economy.”
Founded between the Government of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry to promote the National Strategy on Tech and Innovation, Tech.mt aims to continue fulfilling its mandate through such agreements, that is to actively position Malta as a tech hub of choice on both a quality and creative level, but also to ensure that the local STEM curricula can be improved and presented in a more attractive way to increase the number of students choosing them as a basis for their career in technology and thus, satisfy industry demands.
The Chamber of Engineers is a voluntary organisation representing Engineers in Malta and caters for the safeguarding and advancement of the engineering profession. The CoE provides a voice to engineers through various representations and is an affiliated member of ENGINEERS EUROPE. The CoE works towards the continuing development of its members and the profession through various initiatives including networking, training, events and other professional development opportunities.