Steel Bending | Barbados Vocational Training Board

Metalwork Machining

Trainees on this class will be taught how to operate lathes, milling, grinding, pressing and sawing machines to cut, shape, drill, bore and grind metals to make parts such as shafts, bearings, and brake disks for industrial equipment.

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Latest Course Information

  • Aug 19, 2019

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • What is the Admissions Policy for the In Plant programme?

    Employers wishing to access training through the In-Plant Programme should communicate the request in writing to the Director of Training. If the programme that the client is interested in is not readily available, a new course is developed for the programme.

  • 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 get a certificate at the end of the course?

    Yes, once you qualify. Trainees must obtain a minimum grade of 3 out of a scale of 1-5 for each unit in the module to be certified.

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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

  • Patrick Evans

    The Skills Training experience for me was a very delightful one even though it had its challenges. Although I knew a little about mechanics the course Automotive Vehicle Engineering assisted me to understand on a broader scale what mechanics is really about, both the practical and the theory.

    At the end of the course I was given the opportunity to begin a job attachment at Nassco Ltd where I have been employed for the last three and a half years.

    Patrick Evans

    Apprentice at Nassco Ltd.

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