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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 19, 2019

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

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.

  • When do classes begin?

    Evening Programmes are run three times a year and begin in January, May, and September. 

  • 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):

  • 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

  • Jason Pinder

    My experience at Structural Systems has been a positive one.  My supervisors were helpful throughout the practical training. The Apprenticeship Programme allowed me to further my welding studies, more specifically at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  Currently, I am attending at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic where I am studying Electrical Installation.  My manager, supervisor and my workmates at Structural Systems are supporting me in my studies. 

    I would advise any youngster, who wants to acquire skills to apply at the Barbados Vocational Training Board and attend the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  My advice would be get a skill and “keep off the block”.

    Jason Pinder

    Welder at Structural Systems Limited

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