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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 21, 2017

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • How often are programmes offered and what is the duration?

    Classes are offered annually on a semester system starting in August. Most classes run for two semesters and end in June, however there are some classes which run for one semester and begin again in January.

  • 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.

  • When do classes begin?

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

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Training Centres

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Testimonials

  • Carlos Watson

    The Apprenticeship Programme has been a good experience. I learned a lot at Structural Systems during the on-the-job training. Within three years, I began as an Apprentice Welder and have become an Operator, by gaining experience in welding, fabrication, and by receiving Autocad training. I enjoyed the theoretical training at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. The teachers were helpful and kind, especially Mr. Ian Harvey.

    Carlos Watson

    Machine Operator at Structural Systems Limited

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