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Technical and Vocational Education and Training for All

Our website is designed to provide all the information you may need about the Barbados Vocational Training Board. Who are we? We’re a training institution with a focus on technical/vocational education and training, and we’re committed to excellence in all that we do. We’re confident you will enjoy training with us, so please continue to browse the site and feel free to contact us for further information.

Current Events

  • Feb 03, 2020

    Evening Programme Start Date

    All Evening Programme registrants are asked to note that the start date for the Evening Programme is the week of February 3, 2020 according to your designated class day. Interested persons may apply online at any time, however requisite fees must be paid at BVTB Headquarters on Culloden Road, St. Michael (cash or cheque only). See our class schedule here.

    Applicants are reminded to complete payment in full by January 24, 2020 to secure your place on a course.  As places on the Evening Programme are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, persons wishing to register for a course should confirm their place by paying the necessary fees in full as soon as possible after registration as the course may become full before the registration deadline.                          

    Evening Program Schedule February 2020

  • Apr 27, 2017

    Introduction of the Semester System

    The Barbados Vocational Training Board wishes to inform the public of the following change:

    All Skills Training Programme courses will now be offered on the semester system. This affects application deadline dates. Please click here for more information.

    Details of new semester system

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is the Apprenticeship Programme?

    The apprenticeship contract is usually for a period of three years although some exemptions can be made to shorten the period of training if the apprentice has already completed some theoretical or practical training at an approved institution. Exemptions are subject to the Director’s discretion.

  • Do I have to find my own employer?

    The Board is able to facilitate this process but you can also find your own employer.

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Course News

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Testimonials

  • Cynthia Martin

    Going to the Barbados Vocational Training Board to sign up for a Plumbing course, was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I always thought you had to be a teenager or in your early twenties, to be able to sign up for training or even to be considered, to do an apprenticeship. But five years later, I am living proof that it is never too late to change careers completely. I am now self-employed and operating my own plumbing company; I’m never out of work.

    Cynthia Martin

    Managing Director, CJM Plumbing Services

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