Skid Steerloader/Backhoe Operator
Trainees on this class will be taught how to drive and operate skid-steer loader/backhoe to clear and excavate ground surfaces, cut ditches and trenches, excavate building site foundations. They will also learn how to perform preventative maintenance on machinery.
Latest Course Information
Feb 11, 2013Duration:3 Months
Day(s):Monday - Friday
Time:8:00am - 4:00pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few FAQs pertaining to this programme or course:
- 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.
- 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 have to bring/buy tools for my class?
Trainees are not expected to bring their own tools to class. They are however encouraged to save some of their stipend towards the purchase of tools and equipment for their personal use after they have completed training and have begun their careers.
This course is held at the following training centre(s):
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