PB, ITE link arms in new chapter of collaboration

James Kon

Politeknik Brunei (PB) and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, opened a new chapter of cooperation after signing the first Letter of Collaboration (LOC) yesterday. The signing took place virtually at PB’s main campus in Jalan Ong Sum Ping and ITE, Singapore.

Acting Director of the PB Lim Kian Boon and ITE College Central Principal Suresh Natarajan signed the LOC, witnessed by Dr.

According to PB, the cooperation will bring further improvements in the areas of student exchanges based on cultural, social and technological usage experiences and applied research in Industry 4.0 education technology, especially in the usage of two areas: Artificial Intelligence – activated marking computer-aided drawing (AMCAD ) and mixed reality telemetry for machine operations.

ITE was established in 1992 as a post-secondary institution under the Singapore Ministry of Education. ITE is a major provider of professional and technical education and a key developer of national skills certifications and standards qualifying Singapore for the future economy.

It offers three main programs – pre-employment training for post-secondary youth, continuing education and training for adult learners, and in-company learning and work-study programs with employers.

Under its One ITE System, Three Colleges governance model, ITE has three colleges – ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West.

Meanwhile, in January 2012, PB started operations as Brunei Darussalam’s first polytechnic, providing the country with quality higher technical education and training to accelerate the growth of a competent and skilled workforce.

PB is a College of Education accredited by the Brunei Darussalam Ministry of Education offering Level 5 Diploma programmes. PB aims to equip students with sustainable skills for the 21st century through holistic and quality education in a supportive and nurturing teaching and learning environment.

Politeknik Brunei (PB) Acting Director Lim Kian Boon and Principal, School of Science and Engineering at PB Haji Mohammad Reizal bin Mohammad Ali with the signed statement of cooperation. PHOTOS: PB
ITE College Central Rector Suresh Natarajan with Senior Director of the School of Engineering at ITE College Central Lim See Yew with the documents signed