A number of accredited iGaming training courses have just been launched. This industry is growing at a fast pace and requires new talent to sustain itself and continue to grow.
The part-time courses will be held at the iGaming Academy. They will include courses online for people who are considering or who already have a career in iGaming.
The managing director of the academy, Jamie Debono, said that the courses offer an opportunity for careers in this sector. He said that a quarter of the employees in this sector are now Maltese and therefore there are many opportunities for work using a wide range of skills which this industry needs.
“What we’re trying is to train people on the understanding of what there is in the gaming industry, the history behind the gaming industry and the function of the various job roles of the industry… what are the products and what is the gaming industry doing, as a service to the industry market, and also the different job functions within that industry and then we move on to what the market is doing from a technological aspect.”
The Parliamentary Secretary for the Digital Economy, Silvio Schembri, said that the iGaming industry is growing at a fast pace He said that the Gaming Authority in the last few weeks received around 20 applications from companies which wish to obtain a Maltese licence.
”This means that the demand to work in this industry is growing from the last study we carried out. At any one point in time there were around 700 vacancies in Malta in the gaming industry which are not being met by the available supply and therefore we need to train more Maltese people so that as many Maltese as possible can benefit from this industry.”
Schembri said that the courses by the iGaming Academy will be held in collaboration between MCAST and the European Gaming Institute of Malta.