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Carpentry

Trainees in the Carpentry Programme will be given competencies and skills required in the construction industry. They will be taught how to prepare estimates and perform preventative maintenance of timber and wall buildings, applying a variety of finishes in the process. The course may include:

  • Carpenter’s Formwork
  • Wooden Wall and Floor Frame Construction
  • Roof Construction

Download the Skills Training Programme Carpentry Brochure here.


Latest Course Information

  • Aug 20, 2018

    Duration:
    2 Semesters
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. Forde, Mr. Cadogan, Mr. Waterman

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • How soon will I receive my certificate?

    The certificate is issued once the administrative work is completed verifying that you have met all the criteria for successful completion. 

  • 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.

  • Can partial payments be made?

    No, the programme cost must be paid in full at the time of registration.

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Training Centres

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

  • Deacons Training Centre

    The Deacons Training Centre is our newest training location. It is close to the City and offers training in several disciplines including Plumbing, Carpentry, Computer Applications, and Electrical Installation.

  • 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.

  • Hothersal Skills Training Centre

    This centre offers tiling, carpentry, and masonry in a relaxing country atmosphere.

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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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