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Computer Applications

On this course trainees will develop introductory level computer application skills in the fundamentals of computer systems. They will be exposed to the following:

  • Introduction to computers
  • Word Processing – Microsoft word
  • Introduction to Spreadsheet management – Microsoft Excel
  • Introduction to Database Management – Microsoft Access.
  • Printing documents

This course is held at the Six Roads Training Centre or the C. Lomer Alleyne Training Centre.

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Latest Course Information

  • Aug 31, 2020

    Duration:
    1 Semester
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mrs. S. Moore, Mrs. M. Trotman

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • What is the Admissions Policy for Apprenticeship programmes?

    Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years old and should have completed nine years of formal education. Applicants may identify an employer who agrees to train them in their chosen trade, or they may request assistance from the BVTB in finding a suitable employer. Applicants must be willing to enter a contractual relationship with the employer as outlined in the Laws of Barbados Cap 42 on Apprenticeship.

  • 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 is a stipend?

    A stipend is a fixed regular sum of money paid to trainees to help cover expenses related to their attendance.

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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.

  • Six Roads Skills Training Centre

    This centre is located in the industrial estate at Six Roads and offers training in Auto mechanics, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, and Cupboard Construction.

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Testimonials

  • Patrick Evans

    The Skills Training experience for me was a very delightful one even though it had its challenges. Although I knew a little about mechanics the course Automotive Vehicle Engineering assisted me to understand on a broader scale what mechanics is really about, both the practical and the theory.

    At the end of the course I was given the opportunity to begin a job attachment at Nassco Ltd where I have been employed for the last three and a half years.

    Patrick Evans

    Apprentice at Nassco Ltd.

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