Brunei IET keen to help CAE-MPTC boost engineering

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THE Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) of Brunei is keen to collaborate with the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) to promote professional engineering.

Speaking on the sidelines of a visit to the world-class training centre in Rimba yesterday, honorary chairman Simon Leong said they are looking forward to assisting the handful of engineers and technicians at CAE Brunei MPTC in joining the IET as professional members.

“We want to promote professional engineering by encouraging engineers and technicians to become members of the IET,” he explained.

With nearly 160,000 members in 127 countries, Leong said that being part of the world’s largest professional engineering institution would enable the engineers and technicians at CAE Brunei MPTC to benchmark against international standards.

As a member of the IET, they can also apply for professional registration to gain recognition for their competence, commitment, skills and experience, he said.

The IET on its website described professional registration as “an important milestone for any engineer or technician”.

It added that it will serve as proof of their commitment to professional standards, as well as to developing and enhancing competence.

Apart from international recognition, professional registration could also connect engineers and technicians with “innovative, influential and inspirational people”.

The Brunei network of the IET was founded in 1997 with a vision of “sharing and advancing knowledge throughout the global science, engineering and technology (SET) community contributing towards national development”.

Commenting on the CAE Brunei MPTC, Leong said that having a unique, high-tech facility in the country helps put Brunei on the world map for engineers.

The training centre was established in 2012 as a joint venture between CAE and the Brunei Government, providing comprehensive training for the S-92 helicopter, Pilatus PC-7 trainer aircraft as well as Sikorsky S-92 and S-70i Black Hawk support helicopters.

The Brunei Times