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Brunei: Local ICT training is vital to produce skilful human resources in ICT

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It is high time for the nation to introduce a local training and certification programme to produce skilful human resources in ICT and to harness the latest technologies so as to deliver competent evaluation and skills training services based on scientific testing and training methodologies through a quality-driven approach.

A lecturer from Institut Teknologi Brunei, Hj Kamsani Haji Ahmad, said this during a presentation on the importance of local training and certification project towards producing specialists in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the Ministry of Communications in Berakas. Such training was vital not only in saving costs to train human resources overseas or bring in specialist trainers but also in ensuring success in the e-Government project which needs the availability of skilful workers in all subject areas of ICT, Hj Kamsani said. He said the CESTM or Certificate of Excellent Skills was a local training and certification programme designed to set up minimum standard skills for ICT employees, provide the government with certified people to support its egovernment programme, certify experienced people according to their skills and qualification in order to increase their market value, and to increase the competency level of ICT professionals.

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