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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 31, 2020

    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:

  • 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.

  • Will I receive a certificate?

    On successful completion of a programme, you will receive a certificate. Successful completion requires a stipulated attendance and competency level.

  • 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.

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Testimonials

  • Jason Pinder

    My experience at Structural Systems has been a positive one.  My supervisors were helpful throughout the practical training. The Apprenticeship Programme allowed me to further my welding studies, more specifically at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  Currently, I am attending at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic where I am studying Electrical Installation.  My manager, supervisor and my workmates at Structural Systems are supporting me in my studies. 

    I would advise any youngster, who wants to acquire skills to apply at the Barbados Vocational Training Board and attend the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  My advice would be get a skill and “keep off the block”.

    Jason Pinder

    Welder at Structural Systems Limited

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