INTERVIEW SKILLS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, 21th October 2015
The Centre for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CiTL), Politeknik Brunei conducted its second professional development workshop catered for lecturers at Politeknik Brunei. The workshop, “Effective Training The Trainers (ETTT) Programme: Interview Skills Workshop” was facilitated by Tuan Haji Lani bin Abdul Samad, The Head of Energy Competency Academia (ECA) at Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd (BSP). The venue of the workshop was the CiTL Training Room located at level 10.04, Politeknik Brunei, Ong Sum Ping.
14 lecturers were selected to participate in the workshop from the relevant department and schools. The workshop began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah by Cikgu Milzam bin Dr Hj Morsidi, followed by a welcoming speech from The Head of Centre for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CiTL), Dr. Malai Zeiti binti Sheikh Abdul Hamid. She stated that it was a great honour for Politeknik Brunei to once again receive a facilitator from BSP to assist lecturers at Politeknik Brunei by sharing authentic experiences that lecturers could use to help students upon graduation. She also added that the Centre will continue to have more training sessions in the future and maintain close ties and partnerships with local industries through formal invitations as facilitators and workshop presenters.
The opening session of the workshop was also graced by Mr. Denis Ho Mun Tai, the Acting Director of Politeknik Brunei. In his speech, Mr. Denis Ho thanked the lecturers for their attendance in the workshop sessions and urged them to view the training sessions as an integral part of their continuous professional development (CDP). He also highlighted that the workshop session gave vital information on proper ethics and successful interview skills as viewed from the perspective of local industries and the private sector. Mr. Denis iterated how the knowledge, experiences and information gained from the workshop could be used to help lecturers practice with students on how to improve their interview skills after graduation.
The 3 hour session ended with a round of applause for the trainer and was closed by the recitation of Surah Wal Asr by Cikgu Milzam bin Dr Hj Morsidi.
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