Please refer to the revised programme for tomorrow’s ICT Certification Ceremony.
This is being held at 11am at FITA, Gattard House, National Road in Blata l-Bajda.
11:15 Welcome speech by Ms. Elizabeth Olivieri
11:20 Personal experience by students
11:30 Speech by Hon. Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation
11:45 Presentation of Certificates
FITA delivers courses for persons with a vision impairment and persons with an intellectual disability. Courses for the blind and visually impaired are subsidised by MITA. These are delivered in-house, thanks to the professional expertise of Mr. Michael Micallef and Mr. Stanley Debono. To date we trained in access of 120 individuals. Many of these we keep in touch with, thanks to the online community that we nurture and support via our helpdesk service. FITA also provides complimentary resources like alternative media and an ICT Pool service.
FITA first started organising ICT training courses for persons with an intellectual disability in 2003 via a pilot project and volunteer students from the MCAST ICT institute. We ventured in this field, because although commercial courses could be made accessible, the financial cost footed by students was prohibitive. In the ensuing years we started also collaborating with the Education’s Lifelong Learning Directorate, SAPPORT and the Ministry for Gozo among others. Since 2003 we have trained an average of 45 students a year.
Courses organised by FITA are geared towards the ECDL certification, however in order to address demand, we occasionally also provided specialised training like Web Design, Social Media and ICT Accessibility training.
We also organise ICT courses for Deaf persons when we receive sufficient applications to organise a course. This quota requirement, is because of constraints imposed by the additional costs of a sign language interpreter. Individuals with different impairments, like mobility and mental health are assisted in identifying mainstream ICT training that matches their needs.
For more information or in order to apply for future courses, you can contact FITA at firstname.lastname@example.org or on telephone 25992048.