According to the Brunei National Youth Policy, the definition of youth is of 15 to 40 years of age. Statistics from the Department of Economic Planning and Development in 2015 shows that there are about 184,600 in that category or about 44 percent of the whole population in the country. Yang Berhormat Awang Iswandy bin Ahmad, member of the Legislative Council underlined the matter during the Industry Engagement Forum entitled 'Global Skills: Opportunity for a Brighter Future' organized by Politeknik Brunei yesterday morning. Yang Berhormat added that the young people are assets to the growth of a nation and their contribution are crucial to the achievement of Wawasan Brunei 2035.
Four panel speakers from Darussalam Enterprise, DARe, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, BIBD, Department of Agriculture and Agrifood, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism and Brunei Shell Petroleum facilitated the forum, which was attended by more than 150 students from Higher Education Institutions. The forum aimed to raise awareness and highlight the economic and employment trends and issues in the local and global economic sectors and industries, to identify the global skills necessary to enhance graduates' employability and marketability.
Source: Radio Television Brunei