The Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) will celebrate 30 years of providing quality vocational training to the Barbadian public with several activities during the month of March.

On Saturday, March 6, staff of the BVTB will participate in a motorcade which leaves its Culloden Road office at 9:00 a.m. and visits the districts of Bayland, Carrington’s Village, Bush Hall, Station Hill, The Ivy, Licorish Village, Haggatt Hall, Dash Valley and Mapp Hill.

During the tour, officials will be on hand to answer queries about the services offered by the institution and hand out memorabilia, including flyers and brochures.

On Tuesday, March 9, the first of three open days will be held at the C. Lomer Alleyne Training Centre, Sayes Court, Christ Church, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. During the open days, members of the public are invited to visit the BVTB’s centres to watch the trainees at work. Staff will also be on hand to field questions about the various courses.

The second open day will take place on Wednesday, March 10, at the St. Luke’s Training Centre, St. George, while on Thursday, March 11, the open day moves to the All Saints Training Centre, Mile-And-a-Quarter, St. Peter, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On Friday, March 12, the Board will host a Fun and Sports Day at Blenheim Playing Field, My Lord’s Hill, St. Michael, starting at 9:00 a.m.

One of the highlights of the month will be the BVTB Showcase in Queen’s Park, on Saturday, March 27. The showcase, which will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., will be another opportunity for Barbadians to ask demonstrators about the various courses offered, as well as view several exhibits.

The Barbados Vocational Training Board, formerly called the National Training Board, began operations in March 1980. It has four main training programmes – the Apprenticeship, Skills Training, Evening and In-Plant Programmes.??

Author: Andr?? Skeete

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