A Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) graduate smiles for the camera
The creation of capable human resources is something that cannot be achieved overnight. It represents a 30-year long process spanning from pre-school to tertiary education. Brunei’s implementation of the National Education System for the 21st Century, which cultivates creative thinking and innovation among students through the extensive use of modern technology in classroom pedagogy, certainly aids this cause.
The recent transformation of the country’s technical and vocational training education ecosystem ensures that the country’s workforce stays updated and productive in today’s industry.
A section of the Champion-7 offshore field complex
His Majesty, in a titah coinciding with the Israk and Mikraj Celebration 2014, announced the Institute of Brunei Technical Education Order, the Technical and Vocational Transformation Whitepaper, as well as the Plan for the Upgrade of Brunei Darussalam Technical Education 2013-2018.
The titah brought about a new autonomous, post-secondary educational institution; replacing the Department of Technical Education and its seven institutions, to better meet the social and economic needs of the country, and to tighten collaboration between industry and technical and vocational academic institutions. This is to ensure that the country’s workforce meets both today’s and tomorrow’s industry and business skill requisites.
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