Adult Training Program

When it was realized that there was nowhere the graduating young adults could go to learn a skill, the Adult Training Facility was birthed to ensure that these young persons with disabilities could acquire skills that would allow them to deal with challenges in the future, and possibly place them in the job market.

It has been our mission to empower young Barbadians with disabilities through training, development of entrepreneurial skills to enable them to increase their participation in the economic development process in Barbados.

The program is an integrated training program that caters to young adults between the ages of 16-50 years. This skills training program is offered for an initial two (2) to three (3) years.

Each area aims to provide the students with the necessary knowledge-base and practical skills to enable them to compete successfully in the job market.  


Course Aims

To provide high-quality, broadly-based expertise in the woodwork industry to assist mentally and physically challenge youth in the world of work.

Course Content

Modules include:

  • Workshop Safety
  • Hand tools
  • Portable power hand tools
  • Designs
  • Construction of basic woodworking joints

Food Preparation

Course Aims

This practical work-related course develops both skills and knowledge for employment in the Hospitality Industry. Practical cookery, health and safety and several core specialist units are offered.

Course Content

Modules include:

  • Maintain a safe & secure working environment
  • Preparation of food
  • Introduction to baking
  • Preparation of soups & salads
  • Receive, handle and store food deliveries

                      We have already had five students achieving CVQ Food Preparation & Cookery Level 1.

Sewing & Craft

Course Aims

This program is intended for those who have a keen interest and will equip them with the knowledge and skills required for success in sewing & craft industry.

Course Content

Modules include:

  • Basic Sewing
  • Fabric Painting and Dyeing
  • Papier Mache
  • Fabric Painting
  • Jewelry Making
  • Book Binding


The aim of the program is to provide students with an awareness of the agriculture industry.

This is a holistic course designed specifically for the intellectually challenged. It will create a connection for students between the world of school and the world of work in Agriculture.

This program will seek to develop the skills and abilities which enable students to pursue opportunities in the agriculture industry.

Compulsory Units

  • Academics
  • Physical Education
  • Social Skills/Independent Living Skills

Note: All students are required to complete an assessment of his/her ability before entering any program. 


Course work will be assessed continuously and will be accredited by the Technical and Vocational Educational and Training Council (TVET) for the most part.

Disclaimer: We are not yet certified to offer all courses at the Caribbean Vocational Qualification level. Only Food Preparation and Woodwork has this certification.

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