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Heavy Duty Truck Driving

Trainees on this class will be taught how to operate a heavy goods vehicle with load on the road and to satisfy the requirement of the Barbados Licensing Authority. They will also be taught to perform preventative maintenance on the vehicle.

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

Download the Skills Training Programme Heavy Duty Truck Driving Brochure here.


Latest Course Information

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Duration:
    1 Semester
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. M. Carter

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • What is an Apprenticeship?

    Apprenticeship is a voluntary contractual training programme between the employer and apprentice which is ratified by the Director of Training of the Board.

  • 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.

  • Will I be paid while on the Apprenticeship Programme?

    Yes, note that the wage paid varies according to the company which employs you. An apprentice is paid 45%, 55% and 75% of a regular employee’s pay in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.

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Testimonials

  • Michael Harewood

    I found my apprenticeship to be beneficial and I gained experience in the Autobody trade. I would recommend the programme to others. Having completed my Apprenticeship, I continue to work as an Autobody Technician at Collision One.

    Michael Harewood

    Autobody Technician at Collision One

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