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.

The anniversary celebrations commence with a church service this Sunday, February 28, at the Abundant Life Assembly, Bank Hall, St. Michael, starting at 8:00 a.m.

On Wednesday, March 3, 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.

An outreach programme aimed at informing Barbadians about the services offered by the BVTB will take place on Saturday, March 6, starting at 9:00 a.m.

It will consist of a motorcade which will leave the Board’s Culloden Road, St. Michael Headquarters at 9:00 a.m. and visit the districts of Bayland, Carrington Village, Bush Hall, Station Hill, The Ivy, Licourish Village, Haggatt Hall, Dash Valley and Mapp Hill.

During the tour, BVTB officials will be on hand to answer queries and hand out memorabilia, including flyers and brochures.

The second open day will take place on Wednesday, March 10, at the St. Lukes Training Centre, St. George, while on Friday, March 12, a Fun and Sports Day will be held at Blenheim Playing Field, My Lord’s Hill, St. Michael, starting at 9:00 a.m.

On Wednesday, March 17, 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.

One of the highlights of the month will be the Board’s 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 by the BVTB, 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 Progammes.??

Author: Andr?? Skeete

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