MiSC to equip students with ICT skills

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE MINISTRY of Education (MoE) through its Media and In-Service Centre (MiSC) has taken a step towards equipping students with great potential in digital media skills by sealing a collaboration with one of Singapore’s largest media entertainment and creative services companies, Infinite Studios.

“Currently, there is an increase in industrial digital development and digital media career in Brunei. Therefore, there is a need for our institutions to have a direct linkage in the digital media programme,” said the Chief Information officer and Director of the Department of ICT at the MoE, Hj Abdul Rahim Derus in his welcoming remarks.

He said that it is critical to establish a series of industry partnerships which will enable students to obtain relevant training and live projects to work on in such an area of specialisation.

As a result of the collaboration, four tertiary level students were selected to embark on a four-day experiential learning visit to Infinite Studios’ Mediapolis and Batam film studios where they will be exposed to design, visual special effects, post production, and distribution in a real live media industry setting.

“The Infinite Studios team selected the four students based on their passion, enthusiasm, skills and design aptitude. Other students will also have the opportunity in the future.”

Also speaking at the event was the Senior Vice-President for Post-Production and Visual Effects at Infinite Studios, Rodney Jay.

“Our partnership with MoE is in line with our corporate vision to help nurture and harness creative talent throughout out home base in Southeast Asia. We are looking forward to hosting these talented Bruneian students at our studios and facilities next month and more in the future.”

Farah Nabila Dr Hj Muhammad Hadi from Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) is one of those four selected students and she expressed her excitement in being selected.

“I am excited about being in a real film and production environment. So far, everything I have learned has been theoretical and abstract. Now I will get a chance to see the real thing and meet real professionals working on their craft.

Meanwhile, Ak Ahmad Sa’d Mubarak Pg Hj Hashim from Politeknik Brunei said that he was looking forward to the skills that he would learn as a result of the learning visit.

“I always wondered how they make animation movies and this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see how it is done. It will give me more confidence and practical knowledge so that hopefully one day I can work in a real animation movie production studio.”

The Brunei Times