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    Convocation Festival continues to draw crowds

    Daniel Lim

    Following the launch on Monday, the 30th Convocation Festival for the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) continued to draw crowds yesterday.

    At the IBTE Sultan Bolkiah Campus (SBC) in Seria, students, instructors, and residents from the surrounding area visited 67 booths and stalls set up by students from SBC and the Jefri Bolkiah Campus (JBC) in Kuala Belait.

    Along with invited entrepreneurs, they offered a variety of hand-made products, food and drinks. The second day also saw a series of science talks and shows by science coordinators from Seria Energy Lab (SEL).

    IBTE Convocation Festival at SBC manager Deanna Danish anak Michael said the convo at the campus is specifically managed by a committee comprising 49 students from HNTec in Business and Finance.

    “We have reached out to students as well as entrepreneurs to make this event a success, and it was a learning experience for us all,” she said.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Deanna Danish anak Michael; and Lectricia Leong Mei Sia speak about the festival

    Amai Kukis speak to visitors. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM

    She added that the IBTE Convocation Festival has been well received.

    “On the first day, it went very well, especially in the afternoon when people visited after work. Every one of us (in the organising committee) worked all day to ensure everything went smoothly.”

    With the festival continuing today, she hoped the experience will help them better understand the fundamentals of organising large-scale events.

    Meanwhile, students tending booths also expressed positivity.

    HnTec in Business (Business Management) student from SBC Lectricia Leong Mei Sia said she was able to help out in tending the booths and stalls which contributed to the overall success of the Convocation Festival.

    “I hope that we will get a feel for what it’s like to organise, manage and tend to our own businesses as future entrepreneurs, as well as widen and establish a connection with our customer base.”

    HNTec in Computer Networking student from JBC Nafiz bin Nor Erwan who sold home-baked cookies with his friends under the group name ‘Amai Kuki’, said the event was an opportunity for his group to perfect their baking skills while promoting their brand.

    “I hope that we can achieve our goal of promoting and selling our cookies, as well as gaining experience and confidence to do business as future entrepreneurs.”

    The IBTE Convocation Festival continues today at Sultan Saiful Rijal Campus and SBC from 8am to 4pm, aiming to promote the employability and skills of graduates, while providing networking opportunities and encouraging graduates to be more adaptive and entrepreneurial.

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