The tourism and hospitality industry contributes to the economic growth of any country including Brunei Darussalam.
This was stated by Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Acting Director Dr Haji Mohd Zamri bin Haji Sabli during the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the NTec Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery and Services for the July 2020 session at Banquet Hall of The Garden’s Veranda in Rimba Garden Central yesterday.
The MoU was signed between the hospitality and food services industry and IBTE.
He added that the services and food industry through the hospitality industry has the potential to be expanded further.
In the programme, apprentices will undergo a six-month learning session at IBTE School of Hospitality and Tourism during their first and second year, followed by a six-month job placement at participating companies under the scheme.
Dr Haji Mohd Zamri said they will gain skills, increase confidence and develop their decision-making skills.
Seventeen companies signed the MoU yesterday. They are – Adika Restaurant, The Brunei Hotel, Coco Café, CountryPatch Café, Entrek (B) Sdn Bhd, Le Apple Bakery and Mart, Makan Ceria Sdn Bhd, Olies Café, PAR Group of Companies, Radisson Hotel, The Rizqun International Hotel, Royal Brunei Culinary Sdn Bhd, Serikandi Café and Restaurant, Sun City Bistro Sdn Bhd (Millennium Restaurant), The Empire Brunei, The Garden’s Veranda and Wafa Hotel and Apartment. Since its first signing on September 16, 1996, the programme has produced some 800 apprentices. It was initially known as RBC-MTSSR Joint Apprenticeship Programme.
Deputy Labour Commissioner Haji Shariful Bahri bin Haji Sawas witnessed the signings. IBTE’s signatories were Dr Haji Mohd Zamri and IBTE Central Campus Principal Armi Durani bin Haji Durhman.