Skills Pass for employees in the Tourism Industry Launched

The Ministry for Tourism and ITS have today launched the new Skills Pass System.

The goal of the skills pass is to raise the bar for employees working in the tourism industry by ensuring a basic level of skills.

The pass will be needed for all new TCN employees for which an application for a work permit is being launched.

The reforms of the skills pass system includes:

  • Minimum entry level of skills to work in Malta
  • Online course and assessment system at a fee
  • Ability to get renewal of permit beyond one year
  • Temporary pass for apprentices and students working during the summer months

Webinar: Cyber risks for Maltese businesses – Exclusive insights on cyber threats in Malta

The Malta Chamber of SMEs is organising a webinar on Cyber risks for Maltese businesses, an exclusive webinar in collaboration with Diligex and powered by Thomas Murray which focuses on the advanced persistent threats (APTs) that may target Maltese businesses.

During this webinar, our speaker, Mr Stephen Green, Threat Intelligence Lead at Thomas Murray will focus on the cyber threat environment in Malta and provide guidance on how to fortify your defences against these persistent and evolving cyber threats.

During this webinar, we will provide:

  • Understanding of advanced persistent threats
  • Overview of recent campaigns that have directly impacted entities within Malta and those with a similar profile
  • Insights into the latest tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)
  • Methods to identify and prevent common initial access methods

Register now to join this webinar and protect your business from Cyber attacks.

 

Click here to register

Malta Enterprise – New Growth Grant Schemes for Businesses

The Malta Chamber of SMEs in collaboration with Malta Enterprise will be organising a Webinar on the new Growth Grant Schemes recently launched.

The Webinar will include a step by step process on the eligible activities covered under each grant scheme.

The Webinar will cover the below grant schemes:

  • Rent Subsidy Scheme 
  • INVEST – Support for Initial Investment Projects
  • Skills Development Scheme
  • Business Development Scheme

Kindly note that only SME Chamber paid up members will be able to attend, those who are not members may join and attend the session.

Meeting link will be sent following registration confirmation.

Free Online Training – Consumer Law Course for SMEs

Thanks to EU funds the Malta Chamber of SMEs is once again able to offer free specialised training specifically tailored for businesses to know the ins and outs of Consumer Law in Malta as relevant for your business.
The training is open to owners and employees in SMEs of all sizes.

This webinar is open for members, non-members will be able to join prior to the webinar.

Date: Thursday 4th July
Time: 14:30hrs
Online

Each training participant can take a free online test following the session and be accredited by the European Commission.Consumer Law Ready is a project funded by the European Parliament and the European Commission, managed in cooperation with the European Commission.

  • What are your obligations as a business if the product you sold is defective or stops working?
  • When can a consumer return a product or cancel a service after purchasing and receiving it?
  •  Are rules the same if I sell in a shop or online?
  • Is the client always right?
  • When you have a dispute with a customer, how can you resolve it without going to court?
  • Which essential details will protect you against complaints when selling online?
The free training is certified!

Information Session on how you may achieve energy and water savings? (Pharmacies)

The Energy and Water Agency with the support of the Chamber of SMEs has in the past months conducted Energy and Water Awareness visits in a number of Pharmacies.  The ultimate goal of these visits was to produce recommendations and educate the responsible persons at these enterprises in reducing energy consumption, lower related operational costs and contribute to a more environmentally sustainable facility.

To present the findings an online meeting is being held where officers of the Energy and Water Agency and Malta Enterprise will explain the ‘recommendations’ and associated schemes how their implementation can be supported

Your participation is solicited in order to enhance your operational efficiency, reduce the environmental footprint and continue to inspire of culture of sustainability.

Click here to register: https://sme-chamber-mt.odoo.com/event/webinar-malta-chamber-of-smes-ewa-pharmacies-34/register

Kindly note that only SME Chamber paid up members will be able to attend, those who are not members may join and attend the session.

Meeting link will be sent following registration confirmation.

Information Session on how you may achieve energy and water savings? (Childcare Centres)

The Energy and Water Agency with the support of the Chamber of SMEs has in the past months conducted Energy and Water Awareness visits in a number of Childcare centres.  The ultimate goal of these visits was to produce recommendations and educate the responsible persons at these enterprises in reducing energy consumption, lower related operational costs and contribute to a more environmentally sustainable facility.

To present the findings an online meeting is being held where officers of the Energy and Water Agency and Malta Enterprise will explain the ‘recommendations’ and associated schemes how their implementation can be supported

Your participation is solicited in order to enhance your operational efficiency, reduce the environmental footprint and continue to inspire of culture of sustainability.

Kindly note that only SME Chamber paid up members will be able to attend, those who are not members may join and attend the session.

Meeting link will be sent following registration confirmation.

Register: https://sme-chamber-mt.odoo.com/event/webinar-malta-chamber-of-smes-ewa-childcare-centres-33/register

Calling all Women in Business: Exclusive event

The SME Chamber is pleased to invite members to a fantastic event aimed to bring women in business together for some good quality discussion and networking. This years theme will be ‘Creative Diversity: Empowering Business through Inclusion and Innovation’.

For this year’s women’s day event the SME Chamber is teaming up with SHE: Social Hub Entrepreneurs.

Special thanks to MelitaFIMBANKMvintagePeople and Skin and ZeroBubble whose support was essential to bring together this exceptional event together.

The day will include: 

  • Welcome breakfast by Neriku Catering
  • 2 panel discussions – set to address the IWD 2024 theme “Inspire Inclusion”
  • The first panel will tackle “Embracing Diversity: Fueling Creativity in the Arts”
  • Second panel will focus on “Building Bridges: Embracing Diversity for Business Innovation”
  • Stimulating creativity workshop run by Take Two
  • Entertainment at the breath-taking Manoel Theatre
  • A delicious stand up lunch by Neriku Catering including Sicilian Wine complement thanks to Fina Hanami Wine
  • Unlimited Networking
You won’t be going home empty handed either – look out for fabulous products courtesy of MINT Health within our goodie bags amongst other surprises on the day.

Space is limited and will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.

This event is open to SME Chamber paid up members.

Click here to register

Information session – ‘Know your currency’ – Central Bank of Malta

The Malta Chamber of SMEs is going to organise an online Training Session in collaboration with the Central Bank of Malta.

The Session aims to help understand how to detect counterfeit Euro banknotes and coins, thus safeguarding the business in the process. It will also include information about the varying security features found in the Euros and the skills and tools utilised to check for counterfeits.

A certificate of attendance will be issued by the Central Bank of Malta to each attendee.

This Training Session is open to members, non-members will need to join as a member in order to attend the session.

Kindly click here to register your interest. 

The Webinar will also be recorded and the presentation can be disseminated after the meeting.

Webinar: Employment Law

The Malta Chamber of SMEs will be organising a Webinar on Employment Law.

During this session, an expert from Gonzi and Associates, Advocates will delve into the latest developments in employment regulations, with a focus on topics such as contracts and probation periods.It’s a valuable opportunity to gain insights into the current legal landscape affecting the workplace.

The webinar is organised under the project ‘Supported by the Norway Grant 2014-2021, in the frame of the Social Dialogue and Decent Work Programme.’

The webinar will be in English.

Click here to register