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Furniture Making - Beginners

Particpants should have basic writing and mathematical skills and have a basic understanding of Furniture Making.

By the end of the program the participants should be able to:

  • Follow safe working policies and practices relating to workshop use
  • Carry out measurements and calculations relating to furniture making 
  • Draw and interpret simple drawings; read and interpret work documents relating to furniture making
  • Construct a basic coffee table
  • Use furniture making hand and power tools and operate basic woodworking machines
  • Prepare surface for finishing and finish a basic coffee table

Latest Course Information

  • Oct 03, 2020

    Duration:
    12 weeks
    Day(s):
    Saturday
    Time:
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. M. Lashley
    Course Fee:
    $300.00

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • What is the Admissions Policy for Skills Training programmes?

    Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years and should have completed nine (9) years of formal education to be accepted on the BVTB Skills Training Programme, except for the Bar and Restaurant Services and vehicle operations courses. Applicants must be eighteen (18) years or older to be eligible to apply for these courses. This stipulation is in accordance with Section 57 of the Liquor Licence Act of Barbados for the Bar and Restaurant Services course. The Skills Training Programme is free to all Barbadian nationals. Non-nationals are required to pay a course fee.

  • Will I be paid while on the Apprenticeship Programme?

    Yes, note that the wage paid varies according to the company which employs you. An apprentice is paid 45%, 55% and 75% of a regular employee’s pay in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.

  • 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.

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Training Centres

This course is held at the following training centre(s):

  • Six Roads Skills Training Centre

    This centre is located in the industrial estate at Six Roads and offers training in Auto mechanics, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, and Cupboard Construction.

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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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