Steel Bending | Barbados Vocational Training Board

Masonry

Trainees will be taught to:

  • Layout and erect wall structures consisting of foundation wall, columns and stairs for dwelling house
  • Price jobs
  • Build and plaster walls

Download the Skills Training Programme Masonry Brochure here.


Latest Course Information

  • Aug 21, 2017

    Duration:
    2 Semesters
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. Bobb, Mr. Nurse

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What qualifications do I need to become an apprentice?

    No qualifications are required.

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Training Centres

This course is held at the following training centre(s):

  • Hothersal Skills Training Centre

    This centre offers tiling, carpentry, and masonry in a relaxing country atmosphere.

  • St. Lukes Skills Training Centre

    This centre is located at the old St. Luke’s Girl’s school and offers classes in carpentry, plumbing, and other disciplines. The centre is currently being expanded, offering trainees hands-on experience on the project.

  • 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 Pinder

    My experience at Structural Systems has been a positive one.  My supervisors were helpful throughout the practical training. The Apprenticeship Programme allowed me to further my welding studies, more specifically at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  Currently, I am attending at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic where I am studying Electrical Installation.  My manager, supervisor and my workmates at Structural Systems are supporting me in my studies. 

    I would advise any youngster, who wants to acquire skills to apply at the Barbados Vocational Training Board and attend the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  My advice would be get a skill and “keep off the block”.

    Jason Pinder

    Welder at Structural Systems Limited

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