Steel Bending | Barbados Vocational Training Board

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

  • Jun 03, 2019

    Evening Programme Start Date

    All Evening Programme registrants are asked to note that the start date for the Evening Programme is the week of June 3, 2019 according to your designated class day. Interested persons may apply online at any time, however requisite fees must be paid at BVTB Headquarters on Culloden Road,St. Michael (cash only). See our class schedule here.

    Applicants are reminded to complete payment in full by May 31, 2019 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 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.                          

    Evening Program Schedule June 2019

  • 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 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.

  • What is the Admissions Policy for Skills Training programmes?

    Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years and should have completed nine (9) years of formal education to be accepted on the BVTB Skills Training Programme, except for the Bar and Restaurant Services and vehicle operations courses. Applicants must be eighteen (18) years or older to be eligible to apply for these courses. This stipulation is in accordance with Section 57 of the Liquor Licence Act of Barbados for the Bar and Restaurant Services course. The Skills Training Programme is free to all Barbadian nationals. Non-nationals are required to pay a course fee.

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Testimonials

  • Jason Pinder

    My experience at Structural Systems has been a positive one.  My supervisors were helpful throughout the practical training. The Apprenticeship Programme allowed me to further my welding studies, more specifically at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  Currently, I am attending at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic where I am studying Electrical Installation.  My manager, supervisor and my workmates at Structural Systems are supporting me in my studies. 

    I would advise any youngster, who wants to acquire skills to apply at the Barbados Vocational Training Board and attend the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  My advice would be get a skill and “keep off the block”.

    Jason Pinder

    Welder at Structural Systems Limited

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