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Dressmaking - Beginners

In this course participants will learn to draft patterns, cut, and assemble garments. 

Topics include blouses, various types of skirts and dresses.

Sewing experience would be an asset, although not a prerequisite.


Latest Course Information

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Duration:
    12 Weeks
    Day(s):
    Thursday
    Time:
    5:30pm-8:30pm
    Tutor:
    Ms. Burrowes
    Course Fee:
    $200.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few FAQs pertaining to this programme or course:

  • What do I receive at the end of the programme?

    You will receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship. Note that in order to receive certification persons must have completed both the practical and theoretical aspects of their training programme. Certification is based on attendance, the completion of the skills, tasks and competencies listed in the scheme of training and the submission of relevant records from the employer and the approved academic institution.

  • Who can become an Apprentice?

    Anyone of school leaving age or over, who is desirous of being trained in a field in which a scheme of training is offered, is eligible.

  • 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.

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Training Centres

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

  • All Saints Skills Training Centre

    The All Saints Centre is known for its Bar and Restaurant Services, International Cooking and Garment Making programmes. It has modern cooking facilities, as well as a gazebo-styled bar and restaurant and a garment-making room equipped for the training of industrial sewing machine operators.

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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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