Deputy Principal joins leadership course
NORJEMEE bin Jenek departed Brunei for Washington DC on February 1 to take part in the three-week International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP), touching on ‘The Changing Face of Education in the US: Training a Skilled Workforce’, which started on February 4 and will end on February 23.
Norjemee, a civil servant from the Ministry of Education and the Acting Deputy Principal of Administration at Jefri Bolkiah Engineering College in Kuala Belait, will have the opportunity to examine the current condition of the structure of US educational institutions, meet with industry representatives and examine training programmes, and also interact with experts of US and global education models.
During a recent visit to the US embassy, Norjemee sat down with US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Mr Daniel Shields to discuss his upcoming trip.
“The International Visitor Leadership Programme is a great opportunity for the United States and Brunei Darussalam to work together and produce common goals, such as improving the quality of education and training in our countries while strengthening bilateral relations,” said Daniel Shields.
“By taking part in the International Visitor Leadership Programme, I expect to return with a better understanding of the US education system, especially when it comes to skill training in technical institutions. I hope that my participation will lead to an increase of educational exchanges and trade partnerships between Brunei and the US,” said Norjemee.
Norjemee will be joining eight other participants from Mongolia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Cambodia, and New Zealand and will be travelling to Washington DC, Ohio, Florida, and Colorado.