IBTE students visit food producer
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
A GROUP of 10 entrepreneurship students from the Institute of Brunei Technical Education’s (IBTE) Sekolah Perdagangan (SP) campus visited Sabli Food (B) Sdn Bhd yesterday with the aim of gaining first-hand learning experience under its Innovation and Creative module.
Present on behalf of Sabli Food (B) Sdn Bhd was its director, Hj Sabli Hj Arsad, who delivered a motivational talk to share some personal success stories and insights on entrepreneurship in the sultanate. Hj Sabli told the students that Muslims are encouraged to be involved in entrepreneurship as 90 per cent of rezeki (sustenance) is from businesses.
The students were enlightened on the importance of applying what they learn academically and to innovate and be creative with their ideas. They also witnessed the management, marketing, finance, innovation and creative aspects of the company.
The director also invited the students to revisit his company and use its facilities when needed in a sign of his full support to encourage them to venture into entrepreneurship.
With the newly transformed IBTE, technical and vocational education in the sultanate now places a high emphasis on experiential learning, where the new curriculum has been designed to focus more on competency-based training.
To achieve the objectives of the new IBTE, the ‘authentic learning’ approach has been adopted to produce a competent and skilled workforce that is marketable for employment both in the public and private sector.
According to the press release, through authentic learning, teachers will guide and facilitate while students will learn by exploring and engaging themselves in activities that stimulate their learning. Unlike the traditional method of teaching and learning, the new approach will give students the opportunity to equip themselves with the necessary skills to deal with real-life settings.
The Brunei Times