Career programme helps students to plan for future careers

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STUDENTS can prepare for their future professions by exposing themselves early to various career opportunities available in the Sultanate.

Dk Farizah Pg Hj Wahab, a career teacher at the Tutong Sixth Form Centre (PTET), said this in an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday during the annual Career Exploration Programme.

She urged students to take advantage of the programme, organised by PTET to inform their students on the qualifications needed for their further education or future careers.

Representatives from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU SB), Brunei Gas Carrier (BGC) and the Education US under the US Embassy in Brunei were invited to brief the students.

Dk Farizah hopes that the students will be more exposed and open to the opportunities offered by those institutions.

“We (PTET) want to open the students’ eyes to ensure they can finalise their future career path before entering their further education,” she said.

Dk Farizah stressed the importance of discovering the students’ desired career, saying they must show interest in their prospective future employment.

“The students need to find out what is right for them, to find what they are interested in because they will be more productive and committed in their job when they are interested on it,” she said.

Dk Farizah said that while students consulted her about their planned future careers, she hopes that the programme will broaden their options.

“Majority of the students in PTET are already planning or have selected what they want to pursue. But it is also very important for them to know more about the available careers here in Brunei,” she said.

The BGC training administrator and Human Resources officer, Amal Karimah Abdul Latif, said in an interview that students must be exposed to opportunities outside the government sector.

“We want to assist in filling local employment by exposing the students to BGC, to help reduce Brunei’s unemployment rate,”said Amal Karimah.

Students must have wider options from the private sector, he said, adding that BGC believes that changing their mindsets is a positive step in further developing Brunei’s economy.

Amal Karimah advised the students to stand out by focusing on unique jobs and that they must take risks by being more proactive or open to various career opportunities.

The Brunei Times