Malta-based NGO and leadership organisation Junior Chamber International (JCI) Malta, and JA Malta, the local branch of Junior Achievement Worldwide, launched The Leadership Hub on Wednesday at the Clock Tower Building in Tigné Point, Sliema.
Previously a space dedicated to JA Malta's training sessions, the multipurpose room has been rebranded to be used by both organisations for training and initiatives that focus on leadership across various fields, including entrepreneurship, financial literacy, as well as personal and professional development.
“Both organisations have a similar vision, and our values and goals are aligned, so it made sense to collaborate on this project and strengthen our efforts as a team to offer our members a great space where they can develop their enterprising spirit,” said JCI Malta National President Giselle Borg Olivier.
“I am very pleased to see this collaboration finally come to fruition as it has been brewing for a while and we have now achieved a mutually-beneficial agreement,” she added.
During the launch held on site, JCI Malta members, partners, and senators, as well as JA Malta staff and partners, networked while enjoying refreshments on a pleasant summer evening. Prior to unveiling the brand-new wall plaque, JCI Malta’s former National President Nicole Borg explained that the organisation had been looking for a space where it could host its training initiatives and store its resources for a long time. Thanks to a grant offered by JCI in 2021, she set out on looking for a suitable space.
When the opportunity to partner with JA Malta emerged, it made “perfect sense” to go for it, as it “ticked all the necessary boxes”.
“JA Malta is currently rebranding to align itself with its international counterparts, and by entering into this partnership with JCI Malta, I believe that we are offering both our sixth form Company Programme students as well as our Start-up Programme participants a valuable opportunity to appreciate and utilise the local and international opportunities available to them through both organisations,” JA Malta CEO Matthew Caruana announced.
The Leadership Hub will be used for a number of events and initiatives by both organisations to help their attendees develop an enterprising mindset and proficient skillset.
JCI Malta thanked Simonds Farsons Cisk plc for sponsoring the event.
Forming part of the global JCI network, JCI Malta provides young professionals with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and create positive change.
JCI Malta is supported by its corporate partners: 230 Works, Chitzo, Content for Success, JA Malta, JPA, UP Your Level Performance Coaching, Veonio, Zaar, and Zampa Debattista.
(from left): Matthew Caruana, Nicole Borg, and Giselle Borg Olivier unveil The Leadership Hub plaque