Active involvement a must, trainers told

Danial Norjidi

The participants in the five-day ‘Customised Training Programme on Training of Trainers’ were urged to actively get involved and committed throughout the training programme.

The call was made by Director of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (Voctech) Dr Haji Mohd Zamri bin Haji Sabli.

The programme began with an opening ceremony at the Lifelong Learning Centre in Lambak Kanan yesterday.

Dr Haji Mohd Zamri noted the importance of successfully completing the training programme and passing the post-training monitoring evaluations. Participants will be awarded a SEAMEO VOCTECH NOCN-endorsed Certificate.

Training and Professional Manager and Teacher Education Specialist at SEAMEO Voctech Noorhayati Cynthia binti Abdullah is the course coordinator and a facilitator of the training programme. She highlighted the need for instructors to acquire the trainer skills by participating in ‘Training of Trainers’ courses such as this.

SEAMEO Voctech Director Dr Haji Mohd Zamri bin Haji Sabli. PHOTO: SEAMEO VOCTECH

The training aims to enhance the capabilities of the participants in their training delivery using effective presentation and facilitation skills and techniques. It teaches the participants the relevance of competency in a competency-based learning, what is training and the roles of trainer, different learning theories and styles and principles of adult learning, prepare, implement, evaluate training, and prepare and deliver training outputs.

The training programme is held in collaboration with National Open College Network (NOCN)-UK through Nisai-Pakar Tenaga Bersatu (PTB), Brunei. Fourteen participants from local registered training organisations (RTOs) are involved in the training programme, which takes place from June 16 to 22.

Deputy Director of Administration at SEAMEO Voctech Pengiran Hajah Hamidah binti Pengiran Haji Hidup, Deputy Director for Professional Affairs at SEAMEO Voctech Dr Paryono, who is also a facilitator of this training programme, Sumardi bin Haji Abdul Hamid, representative of the Acting Director of Lifelong Learning Centre, Ministry of Education, Managing Director of PTB Brunei Pengiran Hishamuddin Alli bin Pengiran Jaya Indera Pengiran Haji Mokhtar Puteh and Deputy Managing Director of PTB Brunei Hajah Normawati binti Dato Paduka Haji Othman were also present at the opening ceremony.