Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) and Shell LiveWIRE Brunei introduced their Learning Management System (LMS) for the Energy Business Academy and Entrepreneurship programmes at the Amphitheatre, Brunei Innovation Lab in Anggerek Desa yesterday.
BSP Corporate Manager Haji Jaafar bin Haji Awang Bakar officiated the event in the presence of Acting Chief Executive Officer of Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) Daniel Leong, BSP In-Country Value Manager and Shell LiveWIRE Brunei Chairperson Hajah Rosita binti Haji Hassan and BSP Supply Chain Management (SCM) Manager Mariana binti Omar.
The launching of the LMS is part of BSP and Shell LiveWIRE Brunei’s ongoing efforts to support their organisations’ digitalisation journey and maximising the programmes reach within the country. As the programmes are readily available online, the business owners have the flexibility and freedom to register, start and complete in their own time.
“This is an important milestone for both organisations, in support of our digitalisation journey and to provide easier and flexible access to entrepreneurship development opportunities for our local small and medium enterprises (SMEs). With the online training platform, the programmes are accessible 24/7 for free,” Hajah Rosita said.
Shell LiveWIRE Brunei, BSP’s entrepreneurship arm and Social Investment Flagship programme, has actively been running courses and workshops for potential business owners in pursuing entrepreneurship.
The Business Plan Series and Bright Ideas workshop are the most well received by the public.
With the online platform, participants also have greater flexibility to go through the available content at their own pace and convenience from November 2022.
During the event, a Mentor Open Day segment was also held to promote mentorship with the use of Shell LiveWIRE Brunei’s Mentor With Us (MWU) mobile app. It was held in collaboration with the Shell LiveWIRE Brunei alumni and Brunei Mentors for Entrepreneurs Network (BMEN), a business mentorship initiative conducted by Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) in collaboration with Brunei’s ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC).
BMEN gathers leading business people, professionals, and subject matter experts in Brunei to provide guidance and insight to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) on the different aspects of running a business.
BMEN is implemented by DARe in collaboration with Brunei’s ABAC and is the local arm of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network. Fourteen mentors from BMEN and BSP spoke with 31 businesses from the Shell LiveWIRE Brunei Alumni Network on topics ranging from business development to digitalisation.