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Inspire interns shared singapore’s challenging ict work experience
10/01/2014
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9 January 2014 – The first batch of students under the AITI’s INSPIRE internship program has completed their supervised work attachment in Singapore on 31 December 2013.  The six (6) INSPIRE Award recipients consisted of four (4) ITB students undertaking ICT-related course and two (2) UBD students undertaking Professional Media and Communication. They have undergone the program for about six months.
 
Today, the INSPIRE Award recipients from ITB had the opportunity to share their experiences with other ITB fellow students at the ITB Concourse.  Present at the session were Pg Hj Md Esa Al-Islam bin Pg Hj Md Yunus, Assistant Vice-Chancellors of Academic and AITI senior officers.  It was facilitated by Dr Danny Poo, Director and Co-founder of Cicada Cube Ltd in Singapore.  Dr Danny Poo, who is the mentor and guardian of the ITB students during the INSPIRE program, is also the Associate Professor at the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore.
 
The INSPIRE Award recipients were very grateful to be given the opportunity to undergo this inaugural program as they have gained valuable working experience in a competitive and  challenging ICT industry in Singapore.   They have not only gained exposure in a real working environment but have also enhanced their technical knowledge and skills in areas such as Java and object-oriented programming, PHP, CakePHP, Database, MYSQL, JQuery, HTML and client-server technology.  On the personal competencies perspective, the students have gained self confidence, practised time management and multitasking and learned to manage stress while on these six (6) months overseas stint.
 
The ITB students were attached at various leading ICT companies in Singapore while the UBD students were attached to Mediacorp Singapore.
 
The students were awarded the Internship INSPIRE Program on 16 July 2013 in an event in which the signings of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between AITI and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), and between AITI and Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) also took place. 
The INSPIRE Program is supported by the Department of Economic, Planning and Development (JPKE) and funded under the 10th National Development Plan for Human Capacity Development Program.
 
AITI hopes to attract the best candidates to join the next batch of the prestigious INSPIRE internship program which will begin in July 2014.
 
Brief description on AITI’s INSPIRE Program:
 
INSPIRE which is an acronym for Internship Student Programme for ICT Related Education is an attachment program for selected Bruneian students to Singapore’s ICT and Broadcasting & Media companies for a duration of up to six (6) months. The objective of this program is to provide opportunities for students to apply and enhance their knowledge and skills through meaningful work experience and interaction with relevant professionals and experts in an actual working environment.
 
The recipients of AITI’s INSPIRE Program were:
 
        I.            Nur Liyana Amalina binti Suhaili - a UBD undergraduate taking Bachelors of Arts Degree in Professional Media and Communication Majoring in Professional Communications & Media Studies.  She was attached to Production under Mediacorp’s EagleVision Singapore.
 
      II.            Najihah Kamilah binti Hj Md Rosellan - a UBD undergraduate also taking Bachelors of Arts Degree in Professional Media and Communication majoring in Professional Communications & Media Studies.  She was attached to Network Programming under Mediacorp’s Suria Singapore. 
 
    III.            Ak Md Hardine bin Pg Hj Marali - an ITB students taking BDTVEC Higher National Diploma in Computing.  He was attached to Cicada Cube Pte Ltd, Singapore.  Cicada Cube is a software engineering company involved in biometric software development and Ak Md Hardine was involved in developing an ongoing biometric matching project using Linux environment and Android platform.
 
    IV.            Awg Md Naqiuddin Ihsan bin Awang Mat Japar - an ITB students taking BDTVEC Higher National Diploma in Internet and Multimedia Development.  He was attached to Hello Technology Pte Ltd, Singapore which is a software engineering company involved in telecom industry.  He was involved in a project developing a customer portal involving Enterprise Messaging Tool.
 
      V.            Dk Siti Rasyidah binti Pg Hj Azis - an ITB students taking BDTVEC Higher National Diploma in information System.  She was attached to XID Technologies Pte Ltd, Singapore which is a company specializing in facial biometric recognition.  Dk Siti Rasyidah was involved in the customization of front end facial biometric device firmware GUI.
 
    VI.            Awg Abdul Rasyid bin Hj Osman - an ITB students taking BDTVEC Higher National Diploma in Internet and Multimedia Development.  He was attached to TechSailor Singapore which is a social media marketing company and he was involved in the development of facebook applications and microsites.