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Tractor Operations

On completion of training trainees will to be able to drive and operate a farm tractor to the manufacturer’s specifications; operate tractor with land cultivation implements to plough, rotovate, furrow and harrow agricultural land. Trainees will also be taught how to use the boom sprayer, seed planter and other equipment associated with the cultivation process.

Training includes preventative maintenance of tractor and cultivation implements.

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

Download the Skills Training Programme Tractor Operations Brochure here.


Latest Course Information

  • Aug 20, 2018

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Do participants have to supply their own materials?

    On some courses, class participants will be provided with tools and materials to complete the course. However there are several courses where participants may be asked to buy their own tools and bring ingredients/materials. In these cases a material list is issued at registration.

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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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