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 regulation test/permit/licensing fees.


Latest Course Information

  • May 29, 2021

    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:

  • Do I have to bring/buy tools for my class?

    Trainees are not expected to bring their own tools to class. They are however encouraged to save some of their stipend towards the purchase of tools and equipment for their personal use after they have completed training and have begun their careers.

  • What is an Apprenticeship?

    Apprenticeship is a voluntary contractual training programme between the employer and apprentice which is ratified by the Director of Training of the Board.

  • 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.

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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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