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

  • May 29, 2017

    Evening Programme Start Date

    All Evening Programme registrants are asked to note that the start date for the Evening Programme is the week of May 29, 2017 according to your designated class day. See our class schedule here.

    Applicants are reminded to complete payment in full by May 26, 2017 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 therefore 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.                          

    May 2017 Schedule

  • May 29, 2017

    Skills Training - Extended Application Dates

    Application dates are extended for the following Skills Training courses:

    Masonry

    Carpentry

    Joinery

    Steel Bending

    Skidsteer Loader

    Heavy Equipment (Backhoe)

    Tractor Operations

    Apply in person at the Barbados Vocational Training Board in Culloden Road, St. Michael between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Special conditions apply for all driving courses, and applicants must present a valid form of identification.

    The closing date for applications has been extended to Friday, 09 June, 2017.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Course News

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Testimonials

  • Cynthia Martin

    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.

    Cynthia Martin

    Managing Director, CJM Plumbing Services

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