Dynamik Technologies and Universiti Brunei Darussalam held a virtual signing ceremony earlier this morning for the ‘Headstart Program by Dynamik Technologies’.
The ceremony was held via video conference where two exemplary students were signed on as the first batch of Headstarters.
In virtual attendance as the guest of honour and to witness the signing was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office as Deputy Chairman of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam Council.
Signing on behalf of Dynamik Technologies was Haslina Hj Mohd Taib, Chief Executive Officer and Hajah Siti Rozana binti Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yunos, Head of Corporate Services. Present to sign on behalf of Universiti Brunei Darussalam was Datin Dr Hajah Anita Binurul Zahrina binti POKLWDSS Haji Awang Abdul Aziz, Vice Chancellor and Pengiran Dr. Mohamad Iskandar bin Pengiran Haji Petra, Assistant Vice Chancellor.
The Headstart Program by Dynamik Technologies aims to develop industry ready graduates who will be fully equipped to perform in the workplace. This is also to address the shortage of experienced IT talents in Brunei Darussalam that is required to develop the IT industry.
Headstart uses a degree apprenticeship model that is implemented throughout the four-year curriculum of the Bachelor of Digital Science, to deliver a combination of an academic course of study and work-based element of learning. Similar programs have been established by other international companies such as Dyson, Cisco, BP and Nestle working hand in hand with academic institutions.
Dynamik Technologies plays a role as solution integrator to ensure the program remains relevant and to provide dynamic industry relevant skills and internationally recognized certifications. This collaboration between Industry and Academia will benefit many stakeholders to help materialize the aspirations of industry 4.0 nationally and in the region.
The event also saw the virtual signing ceremony of the first batch of Headstarters. Radin Mas Halimahtul Amyza @ Siti Aisyah Bte Radin Mas Emran and Nadeeya binti Norjemee who enrolled under the Bachelor Degree of Digital Science, the newly offered degree by the School of Digital Science at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. They were selected after undergoing rounds of intensive assessment and interviews.
In addition to witness the virtual signing ceremony were the proud parents of the students and family members, and the senior management from Dynamik Technologies and Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Headstarters will undergo on the job training and relevant experience and certification whilst concurrently studying for their degree. Upon graduation, they will receive their degree and possess internationally recognized certifications in software development, SAP, change management, project management and IT service management. They will also be given a conditional offer to work with Dynamik Technologies for 4 years upon successful fulfillment of the terms and conditions.
“We are proud to partner with Universiti Brunei Darussalam. We believe that this program will increase the employability of graduates and provide the industry with graduates who are technically able to deliver and meet business needs.”, said Haslina Hj Mohd Taib, CEO of Dynamik Technologies.
“Headstart by Dynamik Technologies is also our call for action to support the Government’s aim to reduce unemployment in Brunei Darussalam by enhancing the employability of graduates and putting in place talent development plans to address the required job needs for the IT industry,” she added further.