Preparations for the widespread introduction of vocational and applied pathways in secondary schooling are underway, with works on the construction of 77 workshops in state secondary schools are fast reaching completion.
My Journey, the educational reform which will see vocational and applied subjects available to secondary school students, will open up secondary schooling beyond the traditional academic subjects.
What this means is that students who have different kinds of abilities and who enjoy working hands on will have more access to learning subjects that match their technical skills. Vocational education is already present in small doses in secondary schooling, and the results have already shown that students, which might have otherwise been disillusioned by the academic aspect of schooling, are more engaged.
Works on a number of laboratories, workshops and other innovative learning spaces have started last year and are now almost completed.
As from scholastic year 2019/20 all secondary schools will:
Design & Technology
2nd Foreign Language
Physical Education (PE)
Ministry for Education and Employment, Malta