Opening Ceremony Of Virtual Customised Training Programme For Lifelong Learning Centre On 'Curriculum Development To Match Industry Needs And Workplace Requirements'

Nov 22, 2021

​A virtual Customised Training Programme for the Lifelong Learning Centre on 'Curriculum Development to Match Industry Needs and Workplace Requirements', organised by SEAMEO VOCTECH (SV) Regional Centre, convened with an Opening Ceremony held via online mode on 22 November 2021.

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The 6-day virtual programme will be attended by 20 participants from various departments in the Ministry of Education, namely Lifelong Learning Centre (L3C), Department of Higher Education (HED), Secretariat of Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council (BDNAC), Department of Curriculum Development (CDD) and Brunei Darussalam Leadership and Teacher Academy (BDLTA).

This customised training programme aims to equip participants with a nuanced understanding of competency-based curriculum development to plan, design and review, for their respective departments, curricular programmes that are up-to-date and aligned with industry needs and workplace requirements, thus securing, through their implementation, learner outcomes who are highly employable, future-ready, and equipped to perform their workplace roles effectively and efficiently in a sustainable and responsible manner.

Centre Director of SEAMEO VOCTECH, Mr Alias Haji Abu Bakar, in his speech at the opening ceremony thanked Lifelong Learning Centre, Ministry of Education for entrusting the Centre to conduct the training programme on capacity building and professional development. He highlighted that the Centre is proud and honoured to be able to help enhance the participants' understanding of curriculum development, the processes and intricacies involved, and how it can be approached by the participants.

He hoped that during this training programme, the exposure to authentic examples and research or work-based materials will enable participants to engage on the theory and practices of curriculum development to eventually yield integrated new or revised curricular outputs reflecting industry and workplace needs.

Also present during the opening ceremony held via online mode were Mr Pengiran Haji Mohd Sufri Pengiran Ali, SV Deputy Director of Administration, Dr. Paryono, SV Deputy Director for Professional Affair, and Ms Reena Lim, SV Curriculum Specialist cum Facilitator of this training programme, as well as SV Management and Staff.