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.

Download Skills Training Programme Skid Steer Loader / Backhoe Brochure Here


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:

  • Where are classes located?

    Training centres are located at various locations throughout the island and the class location depends on the particular programme. More information is available for Evening Programme details and training centre locations, including directions.

  • 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.

  • How do I become an Apprentice?

    Completing an application form gets the process started. After this you must be:

    1. interviewed by an inspector and a potential host employer
    2. Accepted by the employer

    Persons under 18 years must also be examined by a medical practitioner who will certify that they are fit.

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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

  • Jason Haynes

    I enjoyed being involved in the Apprenticeship Programme – both the theoretical and practical component.  The experience was worthwhile, as I was able to acquire a skill and also further my studies.

    Jason Haynes
    Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician at A-Con Air Conditioning Consultants Inc.

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