The Caremalta Academy held another graduation in which 118 students received certificates after having succesfully completed courses leading to City & Guilds qualifications in healthcare. Students came from 16 nations from across all continents.
Welcoming students in their own language, Mr Charlo Bonnici, Director of HR and Communications and Principal of the Academy announced that in the forthcoming academic year, the Caremalta Academy in conjunction with MCAST will be starting two new courses leading to a level 4 advanced certificate in healthcare and a level 3 award in disability studies respectively. Later on during the year the Academy is also planning to start another course leading to a certificate in dementia care. Mr Bonnici also announced that in the next academic year the Academy will also hold three other courses leading to the City & Guilds diploma in health care and the specialised diploma in healthcare.
Caremalta CEO, Natalie Briffa Farrugia said that since starting courses in 2010 more than 640 students qualified from the Academy. Most of the graduants today work with Caremalta which today employs more than 1000 persons and cares from over 1300 elderly residents. Mrs Briffa Farrugia also said that a number of other graudants work within the public and private sector in Malta making Caremalta a contributor to an overall improvement in care standards in Malta and Gozo. She also pointed out that the introduction of a course leading to a qualification in disability studies marks the entry of the Vassallo Group into the disability sector. The Group will be opening a new respite home in Mosta, Casa Apap Bologna in the coming weeks.
On this occasion Mrs Briffa Farrugia officially launched the new Caremalta website www.caremalta.com developed by HIVE Ltd. The website also includes a section dedicated to the Academy through which those interested in joining one of the courses may apply.