The key to survive in the 4th Industrial Revolution is the ability to become lifelong learners or to face the risk to become an irrelevant workforce. Thus, the Technical Vocational Education Training, TVET systems will have to adapt and innovate constantly as industrial and the digital transformations will not only affect the economy but also the way people live, work and learn. This was shared by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education at the opening of UK Education Business Forum, yesterday morning.
His Excellency Richard Lindsay, British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam in his welcoming speech expressed hope that the first UK Education Business Forum to be beneficial and useful for both Brunei Darussalam and United Kingdom companies to support Brunei Vision 2035.
The panellists discussed important role for TVET to prepare the workforce to learn and inculcate new knowledge under the topic "The Future of Work". The panellists comprised of representatives from Brunei Shell Petroleum Company; Institute of Brunei Technical Education, IBTE; and a member company. Also present were Doctor Haji Azman bin Ahmad, Permanent Secretary for Higher Education at the Ministry of Education and Doctor Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati binti Haji Tajuddin, Permanent Secretary for Core Education at the Ministry of Education.