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Auto Mechanics - Beginners

This course is designed to educate the participant who is desirous of being able to identify and make repairs to a vehicle. Participants will gain knowledge of engine maintenance, engine tuning, brakes and auto-electricity.


Latest Course Information

  • May 29, 2017

    Duration:
    12 Weeks
    Day(s):
    Monday
    Time:
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. Bushell
    Course Fee:
    $225.00

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.

  • Do participants have to supply their own materials?

    On some courses, class participants will be provided with tools and materials to complete the course. However there are several courses where participants may be asked to buy their own tools and bring ingredients/materials. In these cases a material list is issued at registration.

  • 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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Training Centres

This course is held at the following training centre(s):

  • St. Lukes Skills Training Centre

    This centre is located at the old St. Luke’s Girl’s school and offers classes in carpentry, plumbing, and other disciplines. The centre is currently being expanded, offering trainees hands-on experience on the project.

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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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