Trainees will be taught to:
- Layout and erect wall structures consisting of foundation wall, columns and stairs for dwelling house
- Price jobs
- Build and plaster walls
Latest Course Information
Jan 07, 2013Duration:6 Months
Day(s):Monday - Friday
Time:8:00am - 4:00pm
Tutor:Mr. Fontenelle, Mr. Bobb, Mr. Blackett, Mr. Nurse
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few FAQs pertaining to this programme or course:
- Is there a job attachment involved?
During training some persons are sent on job attachment. Selection for job attachment is determined by the trainee’s performance, attitude, and behaviour as well as the availability of spaces at participating companies.
- Does the Barbados Vocational Training Board provide financial assistance for applicants?
No, although in extreme cases referrals are made to external agencies on the behalf of the student.
- Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?
Yes, once you qualify. Trainees must obtain a minimum grade of 3 out of a scale of 1-5 for each unit in the module to be certified.
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.
Hothersal Skills Training Centre
This centre offers tiling, carpentry, and masonry in a relaxing country atmosphere.
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.
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.
Apprentice at Nassco Ltd.