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Computer Applications

On this course trainees will develop introductory level computer application skills in the fundamentals of computer systems. They will be exposed to the following:

  • Introduction to computers
  • Word Processing – Microsoft word
  • Introduction to Spreadsheet management – Microsoft Excel
  • Introduction to Database Management – Microsoft Access.
  • Printing documents

This course is held at the Six Roads Training Centre or the C. Lomer Alleyne Training Centre.

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Latest Course Information

  • Aug 20, 2018

    Duration:
    1 Semester
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:30am-11:30pm OR 1:00pm-4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Trotman

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 Skills Training programmes?

    Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years and should have completed nine (9) years of formal education to be accepted on the BVTB Skills Training Programme, except for the Bar and Restaurant Services and vehicle operations courses. Applicants must be eighteen (18) years or older to be eligible to apply for these courses. This stipulation is in accordance with Section 57 of the Liquor Licence Act of Barbados for the Bar and Restaurant Services course. The Skills Training Programme is free to all Barbadian nationals. Non-nationals are required to pay a course fee.

  • 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. 

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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.

  • Six Roads Skills Training Centre

    This centre is located in the industrial estate at Six Roads and offers training in Auto mechanics, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, and Cupboard Construction.

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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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