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

  • Sep 25, 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 September 25, 2017 according to your designated class day. See our class schedule here.

    Applicants are reminded to complete payment in full by September 22, 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.                          

    September 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

  • What is an Apprenticeship?

    Apprenticeship is a voluntary contractual training programme between the employer and apprentice which is ratified by the Director of Training of the Board.

  • What is a stipend?

    A stipend is a fixed regular sum of money paid to trainees to help cover expenses related to their attendance.

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Course News

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Testimonials

  • Patrick Evans

    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.

    Patrick Evans

    Apprentice at Nassco Ltd.

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