Steel Bending | Barbados Vocational Training Board

Technical and Vocational Education and Training for All

Our website is designed to provide all the information you may need about the Barbados Vocational Training Board. Who are we? We’re a training institution with a focus on technical/vocational education and training, and we’re committed to excellence in all that we do. We’re confident you will enjoy training with us, so please continue to browse the site and feel free to contact us for further information.

Current Events

  • Feb 01, 2021

    Postponement of Classes

    Please be informed that in compliance with the directives of the Government of Barbados with respect to the impending National pause, all Evening Programme classes are postponed until further notice.

    Face to face training in the Skills Training Programme is also suspended until further notice.

    For any urgent information, please send an email to:

    Help Desk Email

    We do appreciate your understanding at this time.

  • Feb 01, 2021

    Evening Programme Start Date

    All Evening Programme registrants are asked to note that the start date for the Evening Programme is the week of February 1, 2021 according to your designated class day. Interested persons may apply online at any time, however requisite fees must be paid at BVTB Headquarters on Culloden Road, St. Michael (cash or cheque only). See our class schedule here.

    Applicants are reminded to complete payment in full by January 29, 2021 to secure your place on a course.  As places on the Evening Programme are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, persons wishing to register for a course should confirm their place by paying the necessary fees in full as soon as possible after registration as the course may become full before the registration deadline.                          

    Evening Program Schedule February 2021

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How often are programmes offered and what is the duration?

    Classes are offered annually on a semester system starting in August. Most classes run for two semesters and end in June, however there are some classes which run for one semester and begin again in January.

  • 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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Testimonials

  • Jason Haynes

    I enjoyed being involved in the Apprenticeship Programme – both the theoretical and practical component.  The experience was worthwhile, as I was able to acquire a skill and also further my studies.

    Jason Haynes
    Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician at A-Con Air Conditioning Consultants Inc.

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