Framework for hospitality industry currently in the pipeline
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Local Employment and Workforce Development Agency (APTK) is currently working on a competency framework for the hospitality industry.
Assistant Commissioner of labour at APTK Pg Siti Khadizah Pg Hj Bakar said that plans are in the pipelines to establish the framework that will identify and map out the career paths of Bruneians intending to enter the hospitality sector.
“We see an opportunity in the hospitality industry for jobseekers... that is why we are working towards establishing a competency framework,” she said.
“It will be something similar to the Energy Industry Competency Framework of the Energy and Industry Department of the Prime Minister’s Office in terms of what we are trying to achieve,” she said.
Pg Siti Khadizah said that the hospitality industry was targeted as she believed there is an ample availability of fresh local graduates who would be able to assimilate into the industry seamlessly.
“We are sure that graduates coming from technical or vocational institutions such as the Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College or the Jefri Bolkiah College of Engineering would have already studied courses that are related to the hospitality industry,” said Pg Siti Khadizah.
“We would like to give them a clear plan on how they can apply the skills they have learnt in college and put them to good use in the industry,” she said.
However, Pg Siti Khadizah was unable to give a timeframe for when the proposed framework would be completed.
“We cannot give a definite timeframe yet as it is still in the research phase but basically we want locals to take up jobs that have been identified in the industry and have a clear career path of progression for them,” she said.
“We want the career progression, the benefits and salary scales to be transparent and known to the public who would be interested in working in the industry so that they would be motivated in taking up these jobs,” she said.
The Brunei Times