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Skid Steerloader/Backhoe Operator

Trainees on this class will be taught how to drive and operate skid-steer loader/backhoe to clear and excavate ground surfaces, cut ditches and trenches, excavate building site foundations. They will also learn how to perform preventative maintenance on machinery.

*Please note that applicants must be 18 years or older to be eligible to participate in this course.

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Latest Course Information

  • Aug 21, 2017

    Duration:
    1 Semester
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. Dash

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • What do I receive at the end of the programme?

    You will receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship. Note that in order to receive certification persons must have completed both the practical and theoretical aspects of their training programme. Certification is based on attendance, the completion of the skills, tasks and competencies listed in the scheme of training and the submission of relevant records from the employer and the approved academic institution.

  • How much is the stipend?

    The stipend is calculated based on attendance. If all sessions are attended, the stipend is $75.00 per week and it is paid every two weeks.

  • Is there a fee for attending Skills Training Programmes (STP)?

    Barbadians do not have to pay any tuition fees to attend the Board’s Skills Training programme. Tuition is free of charge. In addition the Board provides all students with a stipend which will assist with expenses including lunch and transportation costs. Non-Barbadian students with the requisite visa are required to pay tuition fees.

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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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