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BARBADOS CONSTRUCTION GATEWAY TRAINING INITIATIVE

In anticipation of an estimated $1.4 billion building boom commencing in the current financial year, the Government of Barbados has embarked on an initiative to upskill the population, train artisans, and ensure a new core of male and female workers are available in a few months to fill various construction jobs.

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The construction boom, predicted to be the largest ever in the history of Barbados, will see the start of multiple public and private sector projects which already have Planning and Development Department (PDD) approval.

To support this massive increase in construction activity, the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is launching the Barbados Construction Gateway Training Initiative (BCGTI). Under this initiative, over 5000 males and females will receive skills training in a number of areas enabling them to fill various types of jobs generated by the increased construction activity.

Some of the government-initiated projects include sewerage solutions for the Belle, Belleview, Bailey’s Alley and Chapman Lane; the Speightstown and Constitution River flood mitigation; the placement of solar panels on the roofs of all government buildings; and national road rehabilitation.

Private sector-driven projects to be undertaken during this period include Indigo Hotel; the Hyatt Ziva Hotel; Sam Lord’s Castle; Sagicor Estates; Discovery Bay/Royalton; Margaritaville; Marriott refurbishment; Apes Hill, Sandals, and Crane expansion; Townhouses at Porters; as well as a cineplex and commercial centre at Welches, St Thomas.

Training for the BCGTI will be facilitated by the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB), the TVET Council Barbados, the Barbados Community College (BCC) and the Division of Youth Affairs. No previous qualifications are required.

Registration starts April, 2022

APPLY FOR YOUR TRAINING

Applications for the first set of training courses commence in April, 2022. Classes commence on May 9, 2022. Interested persons can apply online below. If you are unable to apply online, you may collect a printed copy of the BCGTI application form from either the BVTB; SJPI; BCC; TVET Council; Community Development Department (CDD), Division of Youth Affairs; or Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT). or, download a printed copy of the application form.

Overview

Boxing is the construction of a frame to contain freshly laid concrete, such as for window sills, foundations, columns or beams.

Start Date: May 2022

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Start Date: May 2022

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Overview

Dry wall is a fire and insect resistant material used as a replacement for plywood to cover walls and ceilings

Start Date: TBA

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Start Date: May 2022

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Start Date: May 2022

Pre-Requisites

CVQ in Electrical Installation Level 1 or a minimum of three (3) years in electrical installation.

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Start Date: May 2022

Pre-Requisites

Completion of previous training in Boxing (Formwork).

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Overview

Gabions are wire cages filled with materials such as stone and can be made into square boxes, curved walls, or pillars used to prevent soil erosion.

Start Date: May 2022

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Start Date: May 2022

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Start Date: May 2022

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Overview

Metal stud frame erection is the assembly of steel components into a frame on a construction site. The processes involve lifting and placing components into position and then connecting them together. Generally, this is achieved through bolting or welding.

Start Date: TBA

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Start Date: TBA

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Start Date: May 2022

Pre-Requisites

PV Installation Level 1 or minimum of three (3) years experience or knowledge of roofing.

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Start Date: May 2022

Pre-Requisites

A post-secondary electrical installation qualification, equivalent to the CVQ Level 2 in Electrical Installation from a recognised institution or equivalent.

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Start Date: May 2022

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Start Date: May 2022

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Overview

Steel Bending is the bending steel bars into various shapes or length for use in foundations or beams.

Start Date: TBA

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Overview

Textured wall coating is a special kind of paint product. An example of a decorative texture wall coating is Trowel Plastic.

Start Date: TBA

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Start Date: TBA

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Overview

Tree trimming is the removal of overgrown tree branches and hedges.

Start Date: TBA

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Start Date: TBA

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Overview

Well digging is the creation of a hole in the ground primarily for the use of collecting waste from bathrooms, sinks, and ground water run-off from rain.

Start Date: May 2022

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LOCATION

  • Ministry of Education, Technological & Vocational Training, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael, Barbados
  • +1 (246) 535-0600
  • constructiongatewaytraining@mes.gov.bb
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