Steel Bending | Barbados Vocational Training Board

Tractor Operations

On completion of training trainees will to be able to drive and operate a farm tractor to the manufacturer’s specifications; operate tractor with land cultivation implements to plough, rotovate, furrow and harrow agricultural land. Trainees will also be taught how to use the boom sprayer, seed planter and other equipment associated with the cultivation process.

Training includes preventative maintenance of tractor and cultivation implements.

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

Download the Skills Training Programme Tractor Operations Brochure here.


Latest Course Information

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Duration:
    1 Semester
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. R. Sinckler

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • 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 the duration of the programmes?

     Each programme runs one evening a week for 12 weeks. 

  • 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.

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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

  • Carlos Watson

    The Apprenticeship Programme has been a good experience. I learned a lot at Structural Systems during the on-the-job training. Within three years, I began as an Apprentice Welder and have become an Operator, by gaining experience in welding, fabrication, and by receiving Autocad training. I enjoyed the theoretical training at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. The teachers were helpful and kind, especially Mr. Ian Harvey.

    Carlos Watson

    Machine Operator at Structural Systems Limited

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