Founded in 1990, the Malta Information Technology Agency is the digital heart of our island. MITA is in charge of all of the government’s IT related policies, programmes and initiatives. They also aim to improve the use of ICT across all fields; be it as a learning tool, as educational initiatives and even as social initiatives.
Those social initiatives include, but are not limited to, an Anti-Cyber Bullying Campaign in 2014, their support to the Malta Community Chest Fund – support which comes through the development of an app for the foundation; and also the launch of a two year long National Cyber Awareness Campaign which is currently ongoing, and aims to ensure a better understanding of how the cyber world works and how we can keep it safe to us. All these initiatives are a testament to the agency’s social side; showing that MITA is much more than just a government agency.
Aside from all this however, MITA also works to create opportunities and give experience to students; especially those in the IT sector. The Student Placement Programme has been ongoing for several years and is there to give students experience within the IT industry. This programme, which has just been launched, offers students the opportunity of a paid internship through MITA. Applications close on May 12th though, so hurry up! Opportunities such as these are extremely important for students especially for those who wish to work in this, and any other, computer-based field. An internship at Malta’s digital heart is most definitely something useful to add to one’s CV, and it is certainly a possibility due to MITA’s willingness to commit to having a young and dynamic team.
Aside from committing to providing job opportunities to youngsters, MITA also heavily encourages student activism on campus as well. They support student organisations such as the Information Communication Technology Students’ Association (ICTSA), aiding activism in the lives of those students. They also support the University of Malta Futsal Team; promoting a healthy lifestyle through sport. It is with pride that we can now announce that MITA will also be supporting The Yuppie, as we look to continue in providing proper and professional media coverage to the student body as a whole!
Got any questions about MITA? Feel free to contact them, HERE!
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