The Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) can offer a lot more ??? but it needs space!
This was stressed by BVTB???s Director of Training, Henderson Thompson, as he delivered remarks at today???s opening ceremony of the C. Lomer Alleyne Annex at Sayes Court.
He observed that while they were making use of the available space, the organisation could do a lot more with additional land.
???At this centre, we train in bobcat and backhoe operations??? [We are often] jostling for space in the car park and around the compound, and that is a danger and something we need to [address]…
???[If] we can get 10 to 15 acres of land, we can move those heavy duty construction trades [and] we can expand our programmes in that area, thus rendering this area an area where we can develop new trades, like motorcycle mechanics and where we can expand our horticulture and landscaping programme to do trades like turf management,??? he said, adding that this would be a valuable contribution to the tourism industry.
The Director of Training offered his thanks to the agencies and individuals who contributed to the construction of the $331,000 building, with some of the workers formally recognised during a mini-awards ceremony.
In addition to being wheelchair accessible, the C. Lomer Alleyne Annex is also a ???green??? site, with rainwater to be reused for bathrooms and irrigation purposes.