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.

Download the Skills Training Programme Metalwork Machining Brochure here.


Latest Course Information

  • Aug 20, 2018

    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 a Scheme of Training?

    A scheme of training is a document which outlines the skills, tasks and competences that you should acquire during your apprenticeship.

  • What qualifications do I need to take an Evening programme?

    No qualifications are required. Some advanced courses require that the beginners’ course be taken first.

  • How long is the Apprenticeship Programme?

    The apprenticeship contract is usually for a period of three years although some exemptions can be made to shorten the period of training if the apprentice has already completed some theoretical or practical training at an approved institution. Exemptions are subject to the Director’s discretion.

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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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