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    Trainers on stronger footing

    Rokiah Mahmud

    Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO Voctech) awarded certificates to 50 officials from Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd, PTAS Aker Solutions, SC Oilfields and Logistics Sdn Bhd, DCS Sdn Bhd, Mashhor Offshore Painting Services and Youth Development Centre (PPB) following their completion of the Training of the Trainers (TOT) and Training of Assessors (TOA) certification programmes.

    The certificate presentation was held at the SEAMEO Voctech Regional Centre on November 19. Of the figure, 39 were certified as trainers, while 11 were certified as assessors.

    Head of Manpower Planning and Employment Council (MPEC) Secretariat at the Prime Minister’s Office cum guest of honour Dr Hajah Siti Haziah binti Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin presented the certificates.

    SEAMEO Voctech Centre Director Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar said the quality standards of these programmes are inspired and drawn from good practices in developed countries such as Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom (UK). Thus, the programmes have been referred to and benchmarked with various TOT/TOA Standards, including the In-Company Trainers Standard for ASEAN, NOCH-UK and Australia.

    The quality of these programmes have been ensured, with frequent developments and discussions carried out with partners, including Nisai-UK, NOCN, and the Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council (BDNAC), and Safety, Health, and Environment National Authority (SHENA) for their input and support.

    Meanwhile, in a report delivered by Corporate Affairs Manager cum Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Specialist and course coordinator Noorhayati Cynthia binti Abdullah underlined that the programmes are designed to guarantee quality training.

    She added that the certified trainers and assessors acquired knowledge, skills and attitude crucial to make them competent, to effectively deliver and facilitate training programmes, and to assess and enable learners or trainees to develop competence to perform a particular trade and technical work.

    In support of the certification programme, Dr Hajah Siti Haziah said that the Manpower Industry Steering Committee (MISC), through MPEC has consistently highlighted the need for effective manpower planning with alignment to employability; and together with other government agencies, the upskilling and reskilling framework has been set up to facilitate the production of skilled and competent Bruneians with competencies required by local industries.

    Participants in a group photo. PHOTO: SEAMEO VOCTECH
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