Committed to develop a competitive, dynamic and quality workforce through technical education and training consistent with national aspirations
THE DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION (DTE) was established in 1993 under the umbrella of the Ministry of Education to carry out two major aims:
To plan, coordinate and evaluate the implementation of ational and technical education (VTE) and training programmes in addressing the socio-economic demands of Brunei Darussalam;
To support and promote the development of human resources through the provision of VTE services to the community, government and private sectors.
To achieve the above aims, the Department of Technical Education is guided by its vision which is "Excellence in technical education and training" and by its mission which is "To develop a competitive, dynamic and quality workforce through technical education and training consistent with national aspirations".
The Department is charged, among other responsibilities, with:
ensuring that VTE institutions offer programmes which are relevant to the socio-economic development of Brunei;
evaluating and maintaining appropriate standards through a regular system wide review of VTE and training programmes;
promoting VTE programmes which provide people with the skills needed for creating their own enterprises in order to create jobs and future economic expansion;
establishing apprenticeship training schemes to meet the skills requirements of the economy, in cooperation and collaboration with the public and private sectors;
advising and cooperating in the development of secondary school curricula and subjects leading to vocational careers and further vocational and technical education;
providing students with the opportunity to explore career options to help them realise their capabilities and potential for success in the world of work;
promoting greater access to learning and career opportunities by bridging the gap between academic and vocational and technical education;
conducting research and providing information on manpower training issues.
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