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Auto Mechanics

This course is designed to enable trainees to acquire competencies and skills required in the trade of automechanics. It consists of the following 3-month modules:

Engine Systems

  • Overhauling
  • Fuel System

Chassis Systems

  • Transmission
  • Gearbox
  • Steering
  • Brakes

Autotronics

  • Engine Management
  • Transmission Electronics
  • ABS & Airbag Systems


Latest Course Information

  • Aug 21, 2017

    Duration:
    2 Semesters
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. L. Welch, Mr. W. Welch, Mr. D. Fullerton

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • 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.

  • Do I have to bring/buy tools for my class?

    Trainees are not expected to bring their own tools to class. They are however encouraged to save some of their stipend towards the purchase of tools and equipment for their personal use after they have completed training and have begun their careers.

  • How often are programmes offered and what is the duration?

    Classes are offered annually on a semester system starting in August. Most classes run for two semesters and end in June, however there are some classes which run for one semester and begin again in January.

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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.

  • C. Lomer Alleyne Skills Training Centre

    The CLA centre is where most of the Board’s Evening programmes are held. It is known for its Agricultural and Engineering programmes. CLA is the BVTB’s largest centre and it continues to be expanded.

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Testimonials

  • Carlos Watson

    The Apprenticeship Programme has been a good experience. I learned a lot at Structural Systems during the on-the-job training. Within three years, I began as an Apprentice Welder and have become an Operator, by gaining experience in welding, fabrication, and by receiving Autocad training. I enjoyed the theoretical training at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. The teachers were helpful and kind, especially Mr. Ian Harvey.

    Carlos Watson

    Machine Operator at Structural Systems Limited

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