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Horticulture

On completion of training graduates will possess the competencies and skills required to:

  • Establish a plant nursery
  • Propagate plants
  • Establish outdoor garden hedges
  • Install a landscape
  • Maintain lawns
  • Apply chemicals and fertilisers
  • Harvest and post harvest crops
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools
  • Practise occupational health and safety principles when using chemical and agricultural equipment.

Download the Skills Training Programme Horticulture Brochure here.


Latest Course Information

  • Aug 21, 2017

    Duration:
    2 Semesters
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mrs. Martindale

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.

  • Do I have to bring/buy tools for my class?

    Trainees are not expected to bring their own tools to class. They are however encouraged to save some of their stipend towards the purchase of tools and equipment for their personal use after they have completed training and have begun their careers.

  • Who can apply for an Evening programme?

    The evening programme caters to all persons, whether employed or unemployed, who want to learn a skill for employment, make extra money, or complete a do-it-yourself project, saving money by undertaking tasks they would otherwise pay for.

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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.

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Testimonials

  • Jason Haynes

    I enjoyed being involved in the Apprenticeship Programme – both the theoretical and practical component.  The experience was worthwhile, as I was able to acquire a skill and also further my studies.

    Jason Haynes
    Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician at A-Con Air Conditioning Consultants Inc.

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