30 & 31 October 2019 -- The Fourth Industrial Revolution or often referred as the Industry Revolution 4 point 0, is revolutionising industries, the way of working and the workplace. The digital transformation brought by the fourth industrial revolution requires workers to acquire and develop new sets of skills necessary to thrive in the ever-changing and increasingly automated workplace. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Education at the Opening ceremony of Politeknik Brunei's 4th International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Learning or ISiTL4 2019. The function was held at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.
Datin Seri Paduka Doctor Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh also stressed that education curriculum needs to be able to respond quickly to enable their students to possess adequate digital and data literacy as well as the ability to understand and adapt to the new world. She added that new contents have to be added, with emphasis on certain skills.
The symposium carries the theme 'Digitalising Education: Teaching Millennia's in the 21st Century.' The symposium aimed to support the nation's efforts in preparing and equip our youths with the necessary skills for the Industry 4.0 Workplace. Approximately 200 people from government and private education institutions as well as from overseas take part in the 2-day symposium.