Steel Bending | Barbados Vocational Training Board

Backhoe Operations

Participants will be taught how to drive and operate the backhoe to clear and excavate ground surfaces and cut ditches and trenches. They will also learn how to perform preventative maintenance.

*Please note that applicants must be 18 years or older to be eligible to participate in this course.

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Latest Course Information

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Duration:
    1 semester
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. K. Dash

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • Does the Barbados Vocational Training Board provide financial assistance for applicants?

    No, although in extreme cases referrals are made to external agencies on the behalf of the student.

  • What is the Admissions Policy for Apprenticeship programmes?

    Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years old and should have completed nine years of formal education. Applicants may identify an employer who agrees to train them in their chosen trade, or they may request assistance from the BVTB in finding a suitable employer. Applicants must be willing to enter a contractual relationship with the employer as outlined in the Laws of Barbados Cap 42 on Apprenticeship.

  • What is a Scheme of Training?

    A scheme of training is a document which outlines the skills, tasks and competences that you should acquire during your apprenticeship.

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Training Centres

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

  • 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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