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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:

  • Is there a fee for attending Skills Training Programmes (STP)?

    Barbadians do not have to pay any tuition fees to attend the Board’s Skills Training programme. Tuition is free of charge. In addition the Board provides all students with a stipend which will assist with expenses including lunch and transportation costs. Non-Barbadian students with the requisite visa are required to pay tuition fees.

  • What time are the classes held?

    Classes are held from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

  • 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.

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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

  • Brian Murrell

    Thanks to the Skills Training and the Barbados Vocational Training Board, I have acquired the skills to earn an income both in a company and on my own.  If you are going to work for someone – choose your own boss – and if you are going to work for yourself, prepare to work hard, long hours.

    Brian Murrell

    Electrician
    Advanced Electrical Services Inc.

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