Steel Bending | Barbados Vocational Training Board

Skid-Steer Operator

Students on this class will be taught how to drive and operate a skid-steer loader to clear and excavate ground surfaces. They will also learn how to perform preventative maintenance on the machinery.

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

*Safety boots and helmet are required.

*Students are responsible for paying their own licensing fees.

(Licensing fees are payable to the Barbados Licensing Authority.)

 


Latest Course Information

  • Feb 08, 2020

    Duration:
    12 weeks
    Day(s):
    Saturday
    Time:
    11:00 am-2:00 pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. P. Eliott
    Course Fee:
    $300.00

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What qualifications do I need to take an Evening programme?

    No qualifications are required. Some advanced courses require that the beginners’ course be taken first.

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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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