On 11th November 2015, Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) held a full-day engagement session with stakeholders from the industry and community to obtain feedback on how they can improve courses and ultimately produce highly skilled and qualified graduates.
Industry players who were present in the morning session comprised of representatives from the engineering, hospitality and business sectors of the economy.
In the morning session, IBTE Member of Board of Governors and Prime Minister’s Office Permanent Secretary (Economic, Finance, Research and Development) Hj Hamzah Hj Sulaiman read a speech by IBTE Chairman of the Board of Governors and Deputy Minister of Finance Dato Paduka Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah.
In Dato Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew’s speech, he said the presence of many leaders and partners, from the private and public sectors to academia community and media, was testimony to the active engagement of all sectors to bring about progress in technical education in Brunei.
Also present in the afternoon session were Legislative Council (LegCo) members Yang Berhormat Hj Awang Ahmad Morshidi Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Diraja Dato Laila Utama Hj Awang Abdul Rahman, Yang Berhormat Hj Zulkifli Hj Abd Hamid and village heads, among others.
The engagement session was held at UBD’s Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Advancement.

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Article courtesy of Brunei Times from http://www.bt.com.bn/news-national/2015/11/01/svsb-awards-1st-intake-course

THE first intake of the first skill-training course open to the public in Belait yesterday received certificates of completion at the Institute of Brunei Technical Education’s Sultan Bolkiah Vocational Campus (IBTE SVSB) in Seria.

Five participants of the ‘Fashion Design & Dressmaking’ course received the certificates for the 42-hour course, which was held from October 5 to 31.

The female students wore the dresses they made during the course while receiving their certificates.

The course was held by IBTE SVSB in collaboration with the Continuing Education Training (CET) division. A senior officer from CET, Hjh Nimah Hj Ahad, attended the last hour of the course to present the certificates to the participants.

In an interview with The Brunei Times, Hjh Nimah said she was proud of the participants and planned to conduct more training courses due to the success of the first intake.

“Alhamdullilah, most of the students managed to pass the course, and I hope the new skill will provide them with new opportunities, especially in venturing into the tailoring business,” she said.

Hjh Nimah said skill-training courses such as the Fashion Design & Dressmaking course require the participants’ full attention as they are guided by an instructor every step of the way.

“Most skills are built through practical methods within the workshops and we require full commitment of time and effort for these free courses,” she said.

Hj Nimah added that the CET division is encouraging more youths to take part in these courses in order to acquire or develop skills and increase their employment opportunities.

IBTE SVSB is conducting two other courses in November – Basic Fashion ‘Kurung’ and Fashion Shawl — taught by an instructor from the Fashion Design & Dressmaking Department at SVSB.

The Brunei Times

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An MOA & ATA signing ceremony for NTec Apprenticeship Scheme in Professional Cookery and Services is taking place at the lecture theatre, Aircraft Department, IBTE MTSSR Campus.

A total of 40 NTec Apprenticeship Scheme students who will be undergoing a six-month internship at their respective companies starting in February next year. Present as the guest of honour was the Acting Managing Director of the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), Junaidi Hj Masri. The MoA were signed between IBTE and representatives of Freshco, Royal Brunei Catering Sdn Bhd, the Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club, Orchid Garden Hotel, Rizqun International Hotel, Empire Hotel, Brunei Hotel and Radisson Hotel.

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