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Sign Up! BTVI's Smart Start Initiative


Help is being offered to public school students throughout The Bahamas who have been impacted by COVID-19. The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) through the Ministry of Education and Technical & Vocational Training launched the ‘Smart Start’ Programme on July 18, 2022, at the Ministry of Education and Technical & Vocational Training.

The Workforce Readiness Certificate Programme has been rolled out in Grand Bahama and will also be offered in several Family Islands beginning this summer and fall.

Calling All Educators!

The invitation is also extended to educators to join the programme as well. Family Island Educators are especially welcomed.

Trades offered include natural hair, nail technology, barbering, carpentry, drywall, masonry, painting, plumbing, tiling, auto mechanics, construction and fashion trades (basic garment making) diesel, engine, braking, electrical and electronic systems.

And guess what? It's FREE for YOU!

Email BTVI at for more information on how to sign up or call #502-6300 or 6338.

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