24 June 2019

An induction programme for the first batch of IBTE Agrotechnology Campus participants for the LiveWIRE Brunei AgroBIZ project took place today, 24th June 2019 at IBTE Agrotechnology Campus in kampong Wasan.

Present to witness the induction and signing ceremony is IBTE’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Academic), Hjh Mariah binti Hj Abdul Manaf, Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) In-Country Value Manager and Chairman of LiveWIRE Brunei, Hjh Rosita Hassan and LiveWIRE Programme Director, Pg Redzuan Pg Hj Abbas.

The 10 participants enrolled in the AgroBIZ project will be developing 10 hectares of paddy fields and utilizing high-yield rice varieties and modern machinery to improve yield and make production more efficient. The scheme will run for 2 cycles, commencing July 2019 to October 2020, with the designed value at 3.5 million.

The LiveWIRE AgroBIZ project aims to produce skilled and trained agropreneurs – people with both agricultural as well as business skills- to be successful commercial farmers. The objective of the AgroBIZ project is in support of the current national aspiration towards fulfillment for food security and to develop a generation of Agropreneurs. Participants in this programme will also be equipped with entrepreneurial skills which include the LiveWIRE Bright Ideas scheme, followed by a 3-day Leadership Camp programme in Temburong, and the Business Plan Series.

The induction and signing ceremony is in conjunction with the previous Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the launch of AgroBIZ held on 23rd January 2019, and consequently a ground breaking ceremony on 18th April 2019. AgroBIZ is a collaborative project between LiveWIRE Brunei and Institute of Brunei technical Education, Ministry of Education.

LiveWIRE Brunei is a BSP Social Investment flagship which aims at grooming and mentoring current and future entrepreneurs. This is just one of BSP’s many commitments towards nurturing and developing local business competencies, capabilities and competitiveness in particular for long-term sustainability of Brunei Darussalam’s private sector economy.

26 June 2019

Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) and Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today, 21 Syawal 1440 corresponding to 22 June 2019. The signing ceremony which took place at the Lecture Theatre, RF Floor at Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre opens up ways for the two organizations to collaborate in areas such as training.

Present as the guest of honour and to witness the signing was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah, Minister at The Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II at the Ministry of Finance and Economy who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors, PJSC. Also attending and witnessing the event was Yang Mulia Datin Seri Paduka Doctor Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd. Salleh Deputy Minister of Education cum Chairperson of Institut Pendidikan Teknikal Brunei, Board of Governors. Among those invited to the event were Dr Chin Wei Keh, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Higher Education), Ministry of Education, Members of Board of Directors of PJSC and Board of Governors of IBTE and senior officials from both organizations.

The afternoon event started with the recital of the surah Al-Fatihah and du’a selamat led by Ustaz Haji Iskandar bin Haji Buntar, Religious Officer of The Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC). This was followed by the welcoming remarks delivered by Yang Mulia, Dr Haji Mazrul Adimin bin Haji Awang Besar, Executive Director of PJSC. The event continued with the signing ceremony and signing on behalf of IBTE was Dr Haji Mohd Zamri Bin Hj Sabli, Acting Director of Technical Education and Acting CEO, IBTE and Yang Mulia, Dr Haji Mazrul Adimin bin Haji Awang Besar, Executive Director of PJSC, signed on behalf of PJSC.

Under the MOU, the two organizations expressed their intention to establish, promote and develop collaboration within the scope of their mandates and sphere of competences in the fields of education and training programmes of mutual interest. This marks the strong commitment of both agencies in providing quality and competent workforce for the development of the country by providing the students and trainees with the knowledge and necessary skills.

The collaboration between IBTE and PJSC started in April 2016 and currently there are 3 training programmes being conducted namely Diploma in Operating Theater Assistant, Diploma in Palliative Nursing and NTec in Caregivers (Cancer Care). The duration for the training programmes is in accordance with the programme guide and may run for a period of 12 months to 24 months.

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