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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

  • Sep 24, 2018

    Evening Programme Start Date

    All Evening Programme registrants are asked to note that the start date for the Evening Programme is the week of September 24, 2018 according to your designated class day. See our class schedule here.

    Applicants are reminded to complete payment in full by September 21, 2018 to secure your place on a course. This deadline may be extended to September 28, 2018. However, 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 September 2018

  • 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 types of programmes are offered?

    Evening programme courses are practical, hands-on classes designed to give the participant experience to undertake projects. For a full list of programmes offered, please see our Evening Programmes section.

  • How do I become an Apprentice?

    Completing an application form gets the process started. After this you must be:

    1. interviewed by an inspector and a potential host employer
    2. Accepted by the employer

    Persons under 18 years must also be examined by a medical practitioner who will certify that they are fit.

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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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