Graduating students of Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology (CCCT) have shown diligence, discipline and passion throughout their study years to achieve their goal to be relevant, agile and job-ready in meeting the technological era requirements, said Minister of Culture Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin yesterday.
“You (graduates) are on the right track to prove that you are better than before, coming through a self-development journey in becoming a Bruneian youth with high potential,” the minister said at the 14th CCCT convocation ceremony.
Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan added that through good leadership, the college has produced more than 3,400 graduates within 17 years, in which 87 per cent have found employment.
“In line with the Brunei Youth Policy in ensuring local youth achieve meaningful employment, CCCT has played a major role as a catalyst for societal and economic transformation, capable of producing youth that could be acted as an added value to industry needs and as human capital for the country,” he said.
The minister also lauded youth who have contributed to Brunei Darussalam’s community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He called on the graduates to grab the opportunity towards becoming leaders who care for the local community.
“With knowledge in business, information technology, digital media, creative media and computing, you have the competencies that can benefit a technology-driven reality and society.
“For instance, the use of artificial intelligence in the National Welfare System (SKN) utilised by many shows that it has become a norm in our daily lives.
“One must remember that achieving success is a challenge, but maintaining the success is a bigger one. Therefore, in facing the digital world, we need to keep on improving the skills as inter-dependent individuals, agile to fend off rapid changes, and quick in the process of adapt and adopt towards all sorts of transformation,” the minister said.