MTSSR receives 404 in new intake

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MORE than 400 students kicked off their week-long orientation programme at the Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College (MTSSR) yesterday.

Wearing their new uniforms, the 404 students recited the school pledge to be diligent students and also gave allegiance to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

MTSSR Principal Hjh Noorzainab Hj Abdulladi congratulated the 56th new intake for July 2014 in her welcoming remarks at the college’s multipurpose hall.

She reminded them that they would shoulder the responsibility in uplifting the good name of the college for years to come.

“Technical and vocational education will provide unique experience to students whereby you will be exposed to working environment, equipped with life skill unit to become competent when working later after passing the courses,” said Hjh Noorzainab.

She said that this year will become a significant year for technical and vocational education through the cooperation with and expansion of the private sector in the Sultanate.

The principal also expressed gratitude for the cooperation forged between MTSSR and the Royal Brunei Catering since 1996.

“The two organisations (MTSSR and RBC) have been contributing a number of workforce training for the development of the country for 18 years,” said the principal, who hoped that the relationships between the two would become prominent for students in the food industry.

Meanwhile, RBC General Manager, Hj Omar Ali Hj Mohd Daud in his speech said the cooperation between the two organisations have seen to the successful execution of the RBC/MTSSR Joint Apprentice Scheme from 1996 to 2002.

In 2000, the scheme was upgraded to RBC/MTSSR Professional Cookery which led to the production of many graduates working with RBC and other institutions in the Sultanate, said the manager.

The MTSSR in a statement said the Aircraft Department has received 56 students taking diploma course in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Air Frame/Engine)and Avionics, Skills Certificate in Aircraft Support Engineering and Skills Certificate Two in Basic Aircraft Engineering.

Twenty students are taking Diploma in Information and Library Science, 75 students are taking Diploma in Information Technology, and 40 students are taking Skills Certificate Three in Information Technology.

Meanwhile, 62 students are taking Diploma in Audio and Video Systems and in Electronic and Communication Engineering.

In the Hospitality Department, 40 students are taking Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management; 35 students taking Skills Certificate in Three Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery Services; 24 students taking Skills Certificate Three in Food and Beverage Production and Services; 15 students are taking Skills Certificate Two in Food and Beverage Production and Services; and 35 students are taking Diploma in Travel and Tourism Services.

The students will take two years to complete the diploma programmes which is inclusive of three months of Supervised Work Attachment. The Skills Certificate Two and Three would be a one-year programme inclusive of the Supervised Work Attachment.

The Brunei Times