18 students from the Institute of Brunei Technical Education, IBTE have been awarded the Hengyi Industries Sendirian Berhad scholarships. The signing ceremony took place yesterday at The Empire Brunei.
Present to witness the signing ceremony was Doctor Haji Azman bin Ahmad, Permanent Secretary for Higher Education at the Ministry of Education. Also present was Her Excellency Yu Hong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam. It is the second batch of students to receive the scholarship under Joint Refinery Operator Scholarship Programme established by Hengyi Industries with IBTE and Lanzhou Petrochemical Polytechnic College, bringing the total of awarded scholarship under this programme to 48 students.
Signing on behalf of Hengyi Industries was Chen Lian Cai, Chief Executive Officer of Hengyi Industries. While the students signed their respective agreements with their parents witnessing as guarantors. As part of the programme, the 18 scholarship students have completed their one-year studies at IBTE Jefri Bolkiah Campus, and are currently undergoing their institutional-based training online with the professors from Lanzhou Petrochemical Polytechnic College.
The scholars will then complete their final year of the programme through an on-the-job-training with Hengyi Industries at Pulau Muara Besar. On completion of the three-year programme, the scholars will be offered full-time employment opportunities with Hengyi Industries as a Refinery Operator.