CEO’s Message

IBTE aspires and is committed to become the national provider of skilled workforce in Brunei Darussalam producing and developing innovative, entrepreneurial and marketable graduates to fuel the nation’s growing economy. 

Playing an important role of preparing Bruneian youths to become highly skilled workers in today’s changing global economy, IBTE has been steadfast in its commitment to be more responsive and relevant. To meet the challenges ahead and fulfill all our stakeholders’ expectations, IBTE has been restructured with its own Board of Governors and the ongoing implementation of its six strategic initiatives embracing sustainable practices, focusing on enhancing the teaching and learning experience, operational efficiency and human resource development. IBTE has also identified a number of key growth areas that will be focused on in the coming years to realise Brunei Darussalam’s vision to have highly-skilled people with a dynamic and sustainable economy with income per capita within the top countries in the world.

At IBTE we strive to make a difference onto those who place their trust in us. This is an important responsibility and a great opportunity. Being part of the communities we serve, our Institute is shaped by our promise of INSPIRING BRUNEIANS TOWARDS EXCELLENCE by delivering quality skills training, shaped by the changing global market and is founded in our values of delivering the highest quality of service to the stakeholders and seeking continuous improvement. In IBTE, students are not just confined to the classrooms absorbing the theoretical knowledge of the field they chose but most importantly, they are exposed to the real world skills at the workplace. Learning firsthand from experienced instructors and subject matter experts from the industry, IBTE students benefit from the sharing of knowledge and experience that enable them to be trained in both the soft and hard skills, making them job ready.

The programmes we offer cover a wide range of fields, from energy and engineering to agriculture and science.  Our focus is to challenge the status quo by working proactively with key stakeholders to forge collaborations in areas where sustainable, long-term relationships can benefit both parties a well as actively responding to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam call to work together and form a consensus to adopt “a whole of nation approach” to stimulate and sustain Brunei’s economic growth. The indisputable success of the EICF (or Energy Industry Competency Framework) initiative which has been expanded to other sectors, now known as ICF (or Industry Competency Framework) is one example of how IBTE and its partner agencies both public and private sectors can assist in generating quality human capital for Brunei. The alliance between EIDPMO, IBTE and the Oil and Gas industry has produced scores of skilled and competent graduates who are now employed by the Oil and Gas companies ranging from those working in the oil rigs to plant supervisors.

I invite you to take a look around our website and learn more about IBTE and how we can serve you. Thank you for taking the time to visit the IBTE website and I wholeheartedly welcome any constructive feedback you may have.



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