This course is designed to enable trainees to acquire competencies and skills required in the trade of automechanics. It consists of the following 3-month modules:
- Fuel System
- Engine Management
- Transmission Electronics
- ABS & Airbag Systems
Latest Course Information
Mar 04, 2013Duration:9 Months
Day(s):Monday - Friday
Time:8:00am - 4:00pm
Tutor:Mr. L. Welch, Mr. W. Welch, Mr. M. Bushell
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few FAQs pertaining to this programme or course:
- What is a stipend?
A stipend is a fixed regular sum of money paid to trainees to help cover expenses related to their attendance.
- Is there a fee for attending Skills Training Programmes (STP)?
Barbadians do not have to pay any tuition fees to attend the Board’s Skills Training programme. Tuition is free of charge. In addition the Board provides all students with a stipend which will assist with expenses including lunch and transportation costs. Non-Barbadian students with the requisite visa are required to pay tuition fees.
- Can I work and attend STP?
No. Skills Training programmes cater to unemployed persons. The Board also conducts Evening programmes which cater to employed persons.
This course is held at the following training centre(s):
St. Lukes Skills Training Centre
This centre is located at the old St. Luke’s Girl’s school and offers classes in carpentry, plumbing, and other disciplines. The centre is currently being expanded, offering trainees hands-on experience on the project.
C. Lomer Alleyne Skills Training Centre
The CLA centre is where most of the Board’s Evening programmes are held. It is known for its Agricultural and Engineering programmes. CLA is the BVTB’s largest centre and it continues to be expanded.
I found my apprenticeship to be beneficial and I gained experience in the Autobody trade. I would recommend the programme to others. Having completed my Apprenticeship, I continue to work as an Autobody Technician at Collision One.
Autobody Technician at Collision One