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Carpentry

Trainees in the Carpentry Programme will be given competencies and skills required in the construction industry. They will be taught how to prepare estimates and perform preventative maintenance of timber and wall buildings, applying a variety of finishes in the process. The course may include:

  • Carpenter’s Formwork
  • Wooden Wall and Floor Frame Construction
  • Roof Construction

Download the Skills Training Programme Carpentry Brochure here.


Latest Course Information

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Duration:
    2 Semesters
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. Forde, Mr. Cadogan,

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.

  • Where are classes located?

    Training centres are located at various locations throughout the island and the class location depends on the particular programme. More information is available for Evening Programme details and training centre locations, including directions.

  • What is a Scheme of Training?

    A scheme of training is a document which outlines the skills, tasks and competences that you should acquire during your apprenticeship.

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Training Centres

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

  • St. Lukes Skills Training Centre

    This centre is located at the old St. Luke’s Girl’s school and offers classes in carpentry, plumbing, and other disciplines. The centre is currently being expanded, offering trainees hands-on experience on the project.

  • Hothersal Skills Training Centre

    This centre offers tiling, carpentry, and masonry in a relaxing country atmosphere.

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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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