Career Learning and Development: A Framework for Schools

The Career Guidance Section within the National School Support Services and the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes have worked together to develop the framework Career Learning and Development: A Frameworks for Schools. This will serve as a tool for guidance teachers, career advisors, Personal, Social and Career Development teachers and others involved in the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of career education and career guidance in our schools. 

The framework has been published with the support of European funds administered by Euroguidance Malta Centre and can be accessed on

Explore More – Website for Year 8 Students who are currently using choosing their Subject Options

To support Year 8 students with their choice of option subjects, the National School Support Services in collaboration with PRISMS, a non-governmental organisation have together worked on the development and updating of the Explore More – My Journey Portal.  Year 8 students and their parents/guardians can acquire information on the option subjects on offer and the different career paths and post-secondary courses that these subjects can lead to.  The information is presented in an interactive way with short videos outlining all subject options on offer, videos with first-hand testimony from the people who work in the industry and a short quiz which helps students identify the work sector/subjects of their interest. The website in in both Maltese and English.  It can be accessed on:

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My Journey – Meetings with Career Advisors

All Year 8 students in our Middle Schools are currently being prepared for their choice of option subjects which is part of the My Journey educational route whereby students can choose academic, vocational or applied subjects depending on their abilities, interests and future aspirations. This exercise, in practice, includes individual and classroom career guidance interventions with students and online talks with parents to help students make an informed choice. Besides this, each college is targeting two days (as indicated below) whereby parents can discuss their son’s/daughter’s option choice with the career guidance teams.

For further information one can call the respective college and speak to the Career Advisor.

St Margaret’s College                   24 & 25 February 2021

St Thomas More College              8 & 9 February 2021

St Benedict’s College:                    4 & 5 February 2021

St Ignatius College:                        2 & 3 February 2021

San Gorg Preca College:             11 & 12 February 2021

St Theresa College:                        2 & 3 February 2021

St. Nicholas College:                      25 & 28 January 2021

St. Clare College:                            8 & 9 February 2021

Maria Regina College:                    15 & 16 February 2021

Gozo College:                               23 & 24 February 2021