The Manpower Industry Steering Committee in Construction, MISC was established to enhance local manpower capabilities and ensure that local graduates gain skills that are relevant to the local construction industry. The Permanent Secretary for Infrastructure, Housing and Professional at the Ministry of Development explained the Construction Industry Job Marketplace and ARMECS Bridging Programme Interview Session were held for trainees who will undergo training in the construction under the I-Ready Programme. Engineer Awang Haji Amer Hishamuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Zakaria shared the matter yesterday morning at the launching of the Construction Industry Job Marketplace and ARMECS Bridging Programme Interview Session.
According to the Permanent Secretary, the event was an initiative by the Steering Committee in paving the way to increase the local’s marketability, and ensure local job seekers gain relevant skills and competencies in the construction industry. He added that the Steering Committee has held several stakeholders consultations and identified top 10 critical positions in the construction industry that can be filled by local workers.
The event was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Ingenieur Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Minister of Development. 20 companies took part in the event which offers approximately 200 job vacancies related to the construction sector as well as other general positions. Meanwhile, the ARMECS Bridging Programme Interview Session was held for trainees who will be selected to undergo training in the construction industry. 45 trainees will be chosen to take part in the second industry training for 6 months in three different disciplines. Also present were Dato Seri Paduka Architect Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Deputy Minister of Development, and Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Rumaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Deputy Minister of Education.
Source: Radio Television Brunei