Steel Bending | Barbados Vocational Training Board

Introduction of the Semester System

The Barbados Vocational Training Board wishes to inform the public of the following changes:

All Skills Training Programme courses will now be offered on the semester system.

One-Semester Programmes

  • Office Procedures
  • Computer Applications
  • Heavy Duty Truck Driving*
  • Skid Steer Loader*
  • Backhoe Operator*
  • Tractor Operations*

Two-Semester Programmes

  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Bar and Restaurant Services*
  • Care of the Elderly*
  • Carpentry
  • Cosmetology
  • Cupboard Construction
  • Electrical Installation
  • Garment Making
  • Horticulture and Landscaping
  • Housekeeping
  • International Cuisine
  • Joinery
  • Masonry
  • Metalwork Machining
  • Plumbing
  • Steel Bending
  • Tiling
  • Welding

Applications for the Skills Training Programme will be valid for two (2) academic years. If the applicant is unsuccessful, a new application will be required.

Semester 1 of the academic year commences on Monday, August 21, 2017. The application deadline date is Wednedsay, May 31, 2017.

For one-semester courses re-commencing in January, the application deadline date is Friday, December 15, 2017.

*Please note that applicants must be 18 years or older to be eligible to participate in these particular courses.