Steel Bending | Barbados Vocational Training Board

Backhoe Operations

Participants will be taught how to drive and operate the backhoe to clear and excavate ground surfaces and cut ditches and trenches. They will also learn how to perform preventative maintenance.

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

Download Skills Training Programme Skid Steer Loader / Backhoe Brochure Here


Latest Course Information

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Duration:
    1 semester
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. K. Dash

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.

  • What is the duration of the programmes?

     Each programme runs one evening a week for 12 weeks. 

  • Who can apply for an Evening programme?

    The evening programme caters to all persons, whether employed or unemployed, who want to learn a skill for employment, make extra money, or complete a do-it-yourself project, saving money by undertaking tasks they would otherwise pay for.

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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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