IBTE CET revamps short skill courses

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THE Continuing Education and Training Division of Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE CET) is revamping their short skill-training courses this year, in line with the nation’s needs to equip both students and the wider community with employable technical skills.

Divisional Director of IBTE CET Sumardi Hj Abdul Hamid told The Brunei Times that they are expected to launch up to 20 new short skill-training courses in March.

Among the courses are floral arrangement, henna designing, bag-making, tudong shawl sewing and make-up courses.

He also disclosed that IBTE CET will be introducing some new ‘modular-credit short courses’ – courses that will have credits in which participants or students can accumulate should they wish to pursue these courses in the full-time programme at institutions under IBTE.

Make-up courses, hair-styling courses and hair-cutting courses are the credited short courses under the Cosmetology programme that will be offered soon by the CET Division, said Sumardi.

IBTE CET will also offer a Fashion Design and Textiles programme this upcoming month.

“These courses are competency-based modules which have modular credits on them. So if students attended and completed these short courses and wish to pursue them in full-time programmes offered at IBTE schools, they will be exempted from having to take these modules again,” he explained.

Sumardi went on to say that the revamp is aimed at attracting the public as well as to provide them with a variety of choices for the public to choose from.

“We are also planning to offer more technical subjects and short courses in the months to come. This will include skill-training courses such as welding, aquaculture and machinery maintenance,” he said.

IBTE CET will also be participating in the Higher Education Expo that will be held in BRIDEX on February 13 and 14.

The Brunei Times