| Faza Suraj |
JOFFREN Omar Company Sdn Bhd on Friday hosted an End of Training Gathering in merriment for the 59 students who have completed their Energy Industry Competence Framework (EICF) at the company’s main office at the Sungai Bera Light Industrial Area of Seria.
Placed six months under Joffren Omar, 23 of the students underwent scaffolding training whereas 36 completed their welding training which started on April 7 this year.
The welding students were trained to qualify under international certification up to the 6G oil and gas welder level where when qualified, each of them will be awarded the internationally recognised Certification Scheme for Personnel (CSWIP) certificate from the United Kingdom.
The scaffolders were trained under the UK’s Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) certification. They will be awarded with internationally-recognised CITB Part A Basic Scaffolder certificates.
At the event, 57 students received certificates of attendance and small souvenirs from Gary Young the Learning Manager responsible for the programme.
In addition, two students Mohd Hafizzuldin bin Abd Rahman from Welding and Ak Md Dzulfiqar bin Pg Manaluddin from Scaffolding were granted with special incentive awards for being the Best Attendee and Top Performer.
Pg Md Noor Izzuddin Pg Omar, Corporate Director, and Pg Md Noor Joffren Pg Omar, Managing Director of Joffren Omar, presented the awards.
Gary Young said, “We are proud to be associated with the whole EICF scheme and do our part in imparting knowledge and skills which are accepted as international standards of competence required in the industry.
“These standards bring a whole new dimension to the ISQ programmes reflecting the close collaboration between industry, Ministry of Education through its Institute of Brunei Technical Education and the EDPMO (Energy Department, Prime Minister’s Office).
“As with any new project, there is a lot to learn and certainly quite a few things to improve on.
“As an RTO (Registered Training Organisation), we are pleased with the progress we have made and certainly proud of the success rate achieved in the first intake. Hopefully, as improvements are made, the success rate will be even higher.”
Prior to their placement in Joffren Omar, the students accepted a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE) by various employers in the oil and gas industry in Brunei. With the qualifications they now possess, the students can take up these offers.
Those successful will commence employment on November 1.