Programme boosts local youth employability

The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) held a closing ceremony for the ‘ICT Upskilling for Unemployed Youth’ programme recently.

Sixteen participants took part in the three-month pilot programme through blended learning.

Acting Chief Executive of AITI Ir Haji Jailani bin Haji Buntar presented the certificates.

The event saw Manager of Industry Development Group of AITI Haji Hadi Iskandar bin Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad delivering a remark. The event continued with a speech by a participant, Ang Chian Yien.

The ceremony also saw the presentation of certificates of appreciation to the hosting organisations.

The ‘ICT Upskilling for Unemployed Youth’ was initiated by AITI to assist youth jobseekers with at least Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification in ICT-related fields to undergo on-the-job training and eventually secure a potential job in hosting organisations.

Facilitated by Recap Sdn Bhd, the training programme taught the participants fundamental programming languages such as HTML, CSS, React, ReactJS and NodeJS.

The participants were also mentored by local and oversea technical specialists and underwent an internship programme with hosting organisations – Agrome IQ International, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), DotRoot Technologies, Halosis, Karya Digital Sdn Bhd, Nuara Group, Progresif Sdn Bhd and ThreeG Media Sdn Bhd.

About 81 per cent of the participants have secured jobs in the ICT industry.

AITI planned to train at least 60 youth jobseekers in the coming months with the in-demand programming skills to equip them with job readiness skills.

Participants in a group photo with their certificates. PHOTO: AITI