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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 22, 2016

    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:

  • When do classes begin?

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

  • 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.

  • Do participants have to supply their own materials?

    On most courses, class participants will be provided with tools and materials to complete the course. However there are some courses, such as International Cooking, where participants may be asked to bring ingredients/materials.

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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

  • 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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