SALIMAH binti Haji Saim was announced the latest participant in the Study of the US Institute for Scholars (SUSI) United States (US) government exchange programme by the Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam.
Salimah, an education officer at Centre for Student Development and Innovation (CSDI) at Politeknik Brunei, will participate in a six-week programme on ‘Youth, Workforce Development, and Closing the Skills Gap’ at the University of Montana. She will also travel to Oklahoma and Washington DC to observe training programmes and consult with experts.
The programme will examine how emerging socioeconomic trends are changing the concept of work, workforce development, and career paths in the US and around the world. Participants will explore the methods through which US educational institutions prepare students with the skills needed to succeed in evolving fields such as business, science, technology, and the creative arts.
Salimah met with US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Matthew J Matthews, who said, “On behalf of the US Embassy, I congratulate you on your acceptance for this prestigious programme. We look forward to hearing what you will learn from economic development and technology advancement programmes in the United States and how you will apply these findings in Brunei to broaden training opportunities for youth.”
Salimah said, “The SUSI Programme is an eye-opening, enriching, and amazing experience that will teach me about American culture and its educational programmes. It will also give me the opportunity to exchange ideas with international scholars from all over the world.”