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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 05, 2018

    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 5, 2018 according to your designated class day. See our class schedule here.

    Applicants are reminded to complete payment in full by January 29, 2018 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 therefore 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.                          

    February 2018 Schedule

  • 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

  • What is a Scheme of Training?

    A scheme of training is a document which outlines the skills, tasks and competences that you should acquire during your apprenticeship.

  • What is the Admissions Policy for Apprenticeship programmes?

    Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years old and should have completed nine years of formal education. Applicants may identify an employer who agrees to train them in their chosen trade, or they may request assistance from the BVTB in finding a suitable employer. Applicants must be willing to enter a contractual relationship with the employer as outlined in the Laws of Barbados Cap 42 on Apprenticeship.

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Course News

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Testimonials

  • Patrick Evans

    The Skills Training experience for me was a very delightful one even though it had its challenges. Although I knew a little about mechanics the course Automotive Vehicle Engineering assisted me to understand on a broader scale what mechanics is really about, both the practical and the theory.

    At the end of the course I was given the opportunity to begin a job attachment at Nassco Ltd where I have been employed for the last three and a half years.

    Patrick Evans

    Apprentice at Nassco Ltd.

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