BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 25 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): “We are creating the change we want to see for tomorrow’s future. We need to re-imagine solutions of unemployment with skills development and this is what Dual TVET is about,” said Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman, who is also the Co-Chairperson of the Manpower Industry Steering Committee in Construction (MISCC).
She made these comments at the launch of the Dual TVET Programme during a ceremony at Musyawarah Hall, International Convention Centre.
“The programme will equip youth with skills that will provide them access to the world of work and employment opportunities.
"Implementing the Dual TVET Programme is not just about promoting vocational or technical jobs, it is meant to send a powerful message to the people in different occupations and industries and across all learning ages that we now need to add mastery of skills into our range of capabilities and deviate the traditionally emphasised academic learning and qualifications,” she said.
Providing details on the programme, Yang Berhormat Siti Rozaimeriyanty said, “As a start, the Dual TVET students will spend 25 per cent with the industry to gain hands-on experience and 75 per cent in school. The Dual TVET students have been exposed to the hands-on experience in construction on their first day of the programme on July 19.”
Director and CEO of Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Dr Haji Zamri bin Haji Sabli, touching on the Dual TVET Programme of HNTec in Construction and Draught, said it is a two-year programme where the students are to be trained both by IBTE (for institutional-based training) and by the industry (for the on-the job training).
He said of the 160 students who applied, 96 have been enrolled. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN