A five-day training course on ‘Basic Hydroponics: Growing Vegetables Using Hydroponics System’ was recently conducted in Brunei for five aftercare peers under the Prisons Department, Ministry of Home Affairs as part of a community outreach project.
The training course was a project organised by participants of the 26th Executive Development Programme for Middle Management Officers (EDPMMO) in collaboration with the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE)’s Continuing Education and Training Division (IBTE CET) and Agro-Technology Campus (IBTE ATC).
IBTE said one of the project’s aims was to increase awareness among the aftercare peers on the opportunities that the agricultural sector, particularly in the horticulture industry, can offer in terms of profitable business ventures.
The aftercare peers were taught how to plan and assemble the hydroponics design structure, and prepare, grow, monitor and harvest the plants.
Upon completion of the course, these aftercare peers will be equipped with relevant skills and knowledge in growing vegetables using the hydroponic system.