On this course trainees will develop introductory level computer application skills in the fundamentals of computer systems. They will be exposed to the following:
- Introduction to computers
- Word Processing – Microsoft word
- Introduction to Spreadsheet management – Microsoft Excel
- Introduction to Database Management – Microsoft Access.
- Printing documents
Latest Course Information
Mar 06, 2013Duration:4 Months
Day(s):Monday - Friday
Time:8:30am-11:30pm OR 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tutor:Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Trotman
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few FAQs pertaining to this programme or course:
- What are the class hours for the Skills Training Programme?
Classes are conducted from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, with the exception of Computer Applications classes which are conducted from 8:30 am – 11:30 am or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
- Is there an age limit?
Yes, applicants must be at least age sixteen (16) to be considered for selection to a programme.
- How often are programmes offered?
Classes are offered two or three times annually depending on the trade.
This course is held at the following training centre(s):
Deacons Training Centre
The Deacons Training Centre is our newest training location. It is close to the City and offers training in several disciplines including Plumbing, Carpentry, Computer Applications, and Electrical Installation.
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.
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.
Managing Director, CJM Plumbing Services