Training centre students receive conditional offers

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

TWO HUNDRED and seventy students from the Mechanics Training Centre (Pusat Latihan Mekanik, PLM) received certificates to mark the conditional offers by companies that will provide them employment.

The employment offer is on the condition that they complete their studies at the PLM.

The students are the first batch of Industrial Skill Qualifications (ISQ) programmes where the programmes fall under the Energy Industry Competency Framework (EICF).

On the sidelines of the presentation ceremony, the Minister at the EDPMO, Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamenteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia Hj Mohd Yasmin Hj Umar, expressed his happiness at having the students receive their conditional job offers from the companies in the oil and gas industry.

“This is a good development. They are offering jobs to Bruneians and that’s the main thing and as far as I can see, all the industry players are doing their part.

“The challenge now is to get 3000 jobs and I think we can do it. We are confident that we can do it so we have to work together which means that the government and the industry have to work together.”

He said that the students must recognise their role as well in order to succeed.

“The students have to do their part. They have to be passionate, determined and hardworking.

This is a time to be serious and the students should be fully committed.”

The ceremony saw nine international and local companies from the oil and gas industry present the PLM students with their conditional offers.

The students have a choice of three companies and will eventually choose one company for their place of employment.

The EICF was launched in July earlier this year as a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Education and the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office.

The programmes offered are in the occupational areas of Marker/Fitter, Scaffolder, Rigger and Welder and the students enrolled for the programme last September.

The Brunei Times