What is PRINCE2?

PRINCE2 (PR0jects IN Controlled Environments) is one of the most widely used methods for managing projects in the world. It is a structured project management method based on experience drawn from thousands of projects and from the contributions of countless project sponsors, project managers, project teams, academics, trainers and consultants.

What are the benefits of getting PRINCE2 Qualifications?

PRINCE2 can be applied to any type of project within any industry or sector.

The method is widely recognized and understood and so provides a common vocabulary for all those involved in a project, which helps effective communication. The method also provides for the explicit recognition of project responsibilities so that participants understand each other’s roles and needs. There is a defined structure for accountability, delegation, authority and communication.

 

  1. Enhance your career prospects

Perhaps the strongest reason for getting a PRINCE2 qualification is to give yourself the best possible chance of getting the sort of enjoyable, long term career that you dream of. It is definitely worth the effort of going for a five-day course or now even more convenient to follow a part-time evening course at STC Malta in order to take control of the direction in your career.

 

  1. Get an increase in your salary

Of course, getting a satisfying career is only part of the reason for going on a PRINCE2 training course. There is also the important fact that this a valuable qualification that could be the key to receiving a much high salary in the future as well, or apply for an internal vacancy with your new qualification.

The cost of going on a PRINCE2 course will soon pale into insignificance once you see how much extra money this could mean for you in the long run. The best part of it is that you can get up to 70% tax rebate through the Get Qualified scheme. By paying a relatively small amount just now you make a huge investment in your future career and earning potential.

 

  1. Feel confident in your ability

The chance to feel completely confident in your ability to run any type of project is another crucial factor to take into account when considering whether to aim for a project management qualification. Quite simply, there is nothing like the feeling of being in control and knowing exactly what you are doing.

No matter how big or potentially difficult a new project appears to be, you will feel ready to take it on. This is because you will learn techniques and tactics that work well in any type of project and in any kind of company. By going on a professional PRINCE2 course you can ensure that you feel fantastic about the projects that you run.

 

  1. The need of a project management method

Project management is the planning, delegating, monitoring and control of all aspects of the project, and the motivation of those involved, to achieve the project objectives within the expected performance targets for time, cost, quality, scope, benefits and risk.

Given that projects are the means by which we introduce a change, and that project work entails a higher degree of risk than many other business activities, it follows that implementing a secure, consistent, well-proven approach to project management is a valuable business investment.

 

  1. Do a fantastic job every time

Finally, wouldn’t it be a brilliant feeling to know that you do a wonderful job on every single project that you handle? There is no doubt that it is a great sensation when you know that you are capable of working to an extremely high standard. This can help you to feel less stress and pressure at work, as you will always feel that you have your projects under control. There is no doubt that this can help you to enjoy work and life in general a lot more.

In this context, you will be pleased to see that getting your PRINCE2 certification is a huge step in the right direction. By learning about the project management industry’s standards and processes you can make sure that every project reaches a successful conclusion.

For more information and pricing log on https://stcmalta.com/course/prince2-project-management/

STC High Achievers

STC High Achievers

Many congratulations to four of our students who graduated last year as global High Achievers!.. and may they be of inspiration to our current and prospective students!

Read their stories,then Write your Own!

Why Study at STC?

Why Study at STC?

 

 

“You should study at STC, because you’ll get great staff to support you and it’s one of the best centres we have across the world”

Mr. Andrew Rennie
NCC International Regional Development Director

Last Call for Applications! Enroll at STC this October on a full time or part time basis and begin your diploma in It or business. Your first step to a degree pathway starts here! Check out all information and book your place for a diploma in Business or Computing.

 

What do we offer at STC?

What do we offer at STC?

At STC we offer a wide range of full-time or part-time IT & Business related courses leading to a degree here in Malta or overseas.

The Options are there… the Choice is Yours! Enrol now!

Meet Brenda Camilleri

MEET BRENDA

Brenda has enjoyed computing from a very young age and felt that this year was the right time to make a change in her career path. She decided to enrol to Level 4 Diploma in Computing in order to obtain the necessary fundamental skills and knowledge in the different fields of computing, allowing her to choose the most suitable area in which to further her studies.

Read Brenda“s full story here…

Enrol Today!

Just received your resit results? Not sure of the best way forward? STC can help you kick start your future career in Business or IT. Contact us today, to talk to one of our guidance counsellors.

STC works with international leaders in academia such as NCC Education and Middlesex University. This enables our students to obtain internationally accredited qualifications by studying locally.

Why Study at STC this semester?

Flexibility – Students can opt to enroll for a diploma on either part time or full time basis, with flexible timetables to best meet our students’ needs.

Quality – STC diplomas are conferred by NCC Education, regulated by Ofqual as a leading British awarding body. Taught by our professionals in the field.

Scholarships – All students are entitled for a 70% refund on their tuition fees through the Get Qualified Scheme. Our full time students also benefit from stipend grants.

Pathway to your Degree – Following a diploma with STC is the first step towards achieving your degree. STC works closely with Middlesex University Malta were students can opt to top up their diploma in various specialized fields.

Employment Potential – We will help you achieve your dream career, with a reputable name amongst local employers our students are highly sought after within the industry.

Discover your opportunities, your first step starts here.

Contact us today on 21453200 or at info@stcmalta.com for more info.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Many people who follow the fashion industry were interested to learn that Michael Kors took over the Jimmy Choo brand for $1.2 billion in 2017. It may not have come as a surprise when the acquisition of Versace for $2.12 billion by Michael Kors Holdings was rumoured and later confirmed during 2018. Michael Kors Holdings became Capri Holdings with a portfolio of three major fashion houses. And this merger was only one of many which occur every year. In fact, during the first nine months of 2018, $3.3 trillion worth of mergers and acquisition deals around the world were announced.

So what does an entity gain through mergers and acquisitions?

In a world which is often said to have become one large single market, a merger will allow an entity to acquire a bigger global presence. Through amalgamations and mergers new markets will be penetrated and the challenges and complexities posed by different cultures and people’s habits will be easier to understand and overcome.

Mergers and acquisitions will benefit the entity by decreasing its competition and increasing its market share, as well as providing an improved market model. The entity will expand its existing customer database by acquiring a new client list to whom it will be able to offer a wider choice of brands. It will also benefit from the expertise of the company acquired and from economies of scale and other cost-cutting measures gained from combining resources and facilities.

The CEO and chairman of Capri Holdings Limited stated in a press release that, “With the acquisition of Versace, we have now created one of the leading global fashion luxury groups in the world.”

Capri Holdings Limited is, in fact, targeting revenue of $8 billion and is aiming to diversify geographically by increasing its revenues from the Asian market. Many will be on the lookout to see what 2019 will bring to this venture.

Therese Francalanza teaches Accounts for non-accountants, a module which students can take either as a stand-alone Professional course or within the Pathway to a Business Degree.

STC Training, a leading Business and ICT Training Facility in Malta, currently offers state-of-the-art training facilities and curricula to hundreds of Maltese students in partnership with world leaders such as Middlesex University, NCC Education, Cisco, Microsoft and Red Hat Linux. STC Training is now an important local hub for people who are seriously contemplating a professional career in Information Management, Systems, Technology and business.

Click here to find out more about this module, including course content, duration, price, and other relevant details.

2019 for UX

Within these last years User Experience (UX) has become one of the main drivers that help businesses succeed. According to the McKinsey Design Index (MDI) those companies who employed the proper UX procedures also saw an improvement in their financial position. So what does 2019 hold for UX?

 

Stories

As users are now expecting satisfactory user experience the question has shifted and morphed from one of expectation to one of quality. Rather than merely being user-friendly we need to tell stories. One of the 2019 trends will be storytelling within our apps and our websites. Stories have engaged us since we were little kids and keep doing so throughout our life. The UX challenge is to achieve a similar level of engagement whilst delivering on the premise of the app itself.

 

Voice

With the level of ubiquity reached by computing today UX designers need to be aware that more often than not the device available to our users might not even include a screen. These last couple of years have seen a considerable rise in smart speakers (well smart everything really…) which give us another extremely interesting way of connecting and providing a great user experience to our users, one made up by voice. Truth be told these devices are still in their infancy and need to mature but companies such as Amazon with Alexa, Google with their voice assistant and Apple with Siri are showing that they care about this mode of interaction and so should we.

 

Connecting everything together

Reality is that we are using more and more connected devices. With the Internet of Things (IoT) everything is receiving an online address. With this in mind one of the main trends to keep in mind for 2019 is how to enable communication with your brand across such a plethora of devices. Delivering a coherent story through the intelligent integration of different devices as users move around in their busy 2019 lives.

 

Steven Camilleri teaches Designing & Developing Websites, a unit which students can take either as a stand-alone Professional course or as a module within the Pathway to a Computer.

 

STC Training, a leading Business and ICT Training Facility in Malta, currently offers state-of-the-art training facilities and curricula to hundreds of Maltese students in partnership with world leaders such as Middlesex University, NCC Education, Cisco, Microsoft and Red Hat Linux. STC Training is now an important local hub for people who are seriously contemplating a professional career in Information Management, Systems, Technology and business.

You can find out more about this module here.

Nobel Prize Winner at STC

Professor Alexei Filippenko is an American astrophysicist and professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on supernovae and active galaxies at optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared wavelengths.

The 2011 Nobel Prize Winner will be delivering a presentation on Friday 9th December at 18:00 at STC Higher Education, Block D, Giorgio Mitrovich Street, Pembroke PBK1014.

Attendance is free and the general public is invited.

Computing & Business Degree Applications Open

At STC Level 4 Diplomas in Computing and Business are starting next October and the limited applications are being now accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The entry requirements are 6 O’levels – of which Maths and English are compulsory. Successful applicants will benefit from 70% course fees back through the Get Qualifed scheme, Monthly-installment payments and monthly Stipends for the full-time students!

The Level 4 Diploma In Computing (DCL4) is provided in conjunction with NCC Education and is the first year of a three year degree journey. The programme exposes students to both academic and vocational subjects and includes topics related to web design, programming, hardware and networking.

The Level 4 Diploma in Business (L4DC) is provided in conjunction with NCC Education and is equivalent to the first year of a BSc(Hons) UK degree. The programme exposes students to many different aspects of international business in today’s world. Students who embark on this programme are exposed to both academic and vocational aspects of a wide range of subjects, providing students with the necessary knowledge and skills vital for a career in business or to further their studies.

Check out all information and book your place now for the Computing and Business Degree Pathways!