Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri launched the iGaming Academy part-time accredited MQF Level 4 training courses in iGaming in collaboration with MCAST and EGIM, The European Gaming Institute of Malta.
Whilst congratulating iGaming Academy for their valuable and far-reaching efforts to create new opportunities to attract more talent to the thriving iGaming industry, Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri said that given the iGaming industry’s rapid paced nature and accelerated growth, the industry requires a continuing and unremitting sourcing of leading talent to remain at the top of its game.
“The iGaming Academy is a great opportunity for our younger generation to familiarise with the industry and embark on a new career. What would be of greater satisfaction is to see Maltese students accelerating in a forward-thinking iGaming sector where creative thinking and unique talent are recognised and rewarded”, said Silvio Schembri, while adding that in view of the 20 applications received by the MGA from iGaming companies requesting a Maltese license, we have to make sure that the supply meets the demand.
Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri
Jaime Debono, Managing Director of iGaming Academy said that since announcing the first edition of the accredited award in iGaming course, they were inundated with positive responses from students and were pleased that the course was fully booked within a week from the launch. “This course not only provides students with a comprehensive understanding of iGaming, with products such as Casino and Sportsbook, but has also been recognised and widely accepted by iGaming companies in Malta”, said Jaime Debono.
Ivan Filletti, Head of Operations and Business Development of GamingMalta, said that business educational partnerships of this kind will raise the bar for sector-focused academic qualifications. “The industry is constantly hungry for talent. We talk of the skills gap and we want to close it. Requests by those interested in working in this industry are constant, and this is an ideal opportunity to attract new talent in an industry that is constantly innovating itself”, stated Ivan Filletti.
Conrad Vassallo, Institute Director of MCAST, said that the accredited iGaming courses will complement and bridge the gap students might encounter in order to be part of the iGaming industry workforce.
The iGaming courses are aimed at students looking to take the first step towards a career in iGaming or gain a greater understanding of the industry.
Source: Press Release by Parliamentary Secretariat for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation
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