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:

  • Is there an age limit?

    Yes, applicants must be at least age sixteen (16) to be considered for selection to most programmes. Some programmes require the student to be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

  • When do classes begin?

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

  • 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.

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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

  • Michael Harewood

    I found my apprenticeship to be beneficial and I gained experience in the Autobody trade. I would recommend the programme to others. Having completed my Apprenticeship, I continue to work as an Autobody Technician at Collision One.

    Michael Harewood

    Autobody Technician at Collision One

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