Steel Bending | Barbados Vocational Training Board

Welding and Metal Fabrication

This scheme is designed to develop the competencies and skills needed by persons engaged in welding operations. Modules include:

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Joining Processes
  • Basic Electricity
  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding
  • Manual Metal Arc Welding
  • Welding Pipelines
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Metal- Arc Gas Shielded Welding 
  • MAG, MIG and TIG Welding
  • Thermal Cutting and Gouging

Mechanical Engineering

Apprentices in this scheme are exposed to basic electricity; arc, gas and electric welding; measuring and marking out; machining operations (lathe work) fitting (assembling and dismantling); trouble shooting and maintain machinery. Modules covered include:

  • Workshop Safety
  • Trade Tools and Procedures
  • Measuring and Marking Out
  • Machining 1
  • Machining 11
  • Fitting (Assembling and Dismantling)
  • Basic Gas and Electric Arc Welding
  • Maintenance Aspect
  • Basic Electricity