Apprenticeship Training Program of the CBCHS

Baptist Vocational Training Centre (BVTC)

             GENERAL INFORMATION
An affordable Opportunity for young people who will like to acquire knowledge and practical skills for income generation. This is   part of CBC’s Christian witness and  contribution to  the Nations human resource development efforts.

UNIFORMS

The following uniforms are compulsory:

  1. A blue safety hat.
  2. Two pairs of safety glasses.
  3. One short sleeve brown khaki overall and a pair of trousers.
  4. One blue overall jacket.
  5. One pair of blue jeans trousers.
  6. One pair of safety boots, brown or black.
  7. One pair of black leather shoes.
  8. Any decent set of sports attire and sports shoes.
  9. Two pairs of gloves.
  10. Official wear to be designed and sawn.

CAUTION FEE

Every new trainee is required to pay a non-refundable caution fee of 10,000 (ten thousand) FCFA on or before the date of launching of the training.

NB: The Special Practical Module is reserved for candidates who want to be exposed to in-depth practical work, and the Special Theory Module is for locally trained technicians who want to do the theory and write the national examination.

FEE PAYMENT SCHEDULE

 

Before
Orientation

February  of academic year

May

Total
Fee

   1st Year

100,000

50,000

30,000

180,000

  2nd Year

0

100,000

70,000

350,000

   3rd Year

0

100,000

50,000

500,000

SCHOLARSHIP

The Fees should not discourage any candidate. Apply for scholarship and you may be granted partial or full scholarship

DURATION & COST OF TRAINING

 Trade

 Minimum Qualification

 Duration

Cost of Materials (FCFA)

Computer Aided Drafting

CAP, GCE O/L Technical, C&G, etc.

 2 years

350,000

Electricity

FSLC

3 years

500,000

Plumbing

FSLC

3 years

500,000

Auto Mechanics

FSLC

3 years

500,000

 Metal  Work

FSLC

3 years

500,000

Carpentry and Joinery  

FSLC

3 years

500,000

Masonry, Iron
Bending and Tiling

FSLC

3 years

500,000

 Painting and Tiling

FSLC

1 year

150,000

Special Practical Module

 

Probatoire, Bacc, ND, HND, Degree or any other Professional Qualification.

1 year

200,000

 

Special Theory MODULE

Senior Apprentices or Technicians from other masters

1 year

200,000

 

INTRODUCTION

We welcome all potential candidates to the training programme. The training comprises mainly of practical on- the-job grooming interspersed with theoretical sessions in the classroom. We put trainees through hard practical work to enable them acquire practical skills by doing rather than gathering only head knowledge

TRAINING CENTRES

Our main training centre is Bamenda. We have other sites for practical work located in Mbingo, Banso, Mutengene and Yaounde. However, Motor Vehicle Repair is offered only in the Bamenda, Mbingo & Banso centres, while Construction Work in Metal is offered in the Mbingo and Banso. Trainees move from site to site for practical experience. Their parents/guardians are responsible for their accommodation, transportation and feeding during all these displacements.

EMPLOYMENT AFTER TRAINING
The Apprenticeship Training programme does not employ candidates after their training. Nevertheless, when possible, the CBCHS sometimes employ some and also assists former trainees in job placement, establishing income generating activities or net working with trainees and enterprises for jobs.
 CBC has employed 48 of our ex- trainees and will employ 30 more in 2015.
TRAINERS
The Department assigns masters and mentors to the trainees and the trainees are expected to be loyal to all fellow technicians.

INSURANCE POLICY
All trainees register under a 12 month insurance policy renewable each year.

DISCIPLINE
Each candidate receives a copy of the programme’s Internal Rules and Regulations upon admission and is expected to adhere to every article in the document throughout the training period. Any violation is sanctioned accordingly.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
  1. Following Jesus for T.E.E (all trainees) available at the T.E.E office, Baptist Centre Nkwen, Bamenda at the cost of 3,000 FCFA.
  2. Building Construction Principles and Practice (for building and carpentry trainees only).
  3. Workshop Processes and Materials (for Metal Work trainees)
  4. Electrical Installation Theory and Practice by Nelly (for Electricity trainees)
  5. Essential Mathematics for Technicians by R C Solomon
  6. Electrical Installation (motivate series)
  7. Metal Works Technology by J.K.N. Sackey and S.K. Amoakohene
  8. Trainees are encouraged to look for other textbooks relevant to their field of training.
  9. Trainers in the different trades equally propose textbooks which they deem useful to the trainees.

COMPULSORY GENERAL SUBJECTS

  1. French Language
  2. English Language
  3. Integration into Work Life
  4. Professional Calculation
  5. T.E.E (Theological Education by Extension)
  6. Technical Drawing

EXERCISE BOOKS

  1. 0ne 80 leaves (square) for mathematics
  2. Four 80 leaves (plane) for other general subjects
  3. One 80 leaves (plane) for training diary
  4. One 80 leaves (plane) for trade technology notes
  5. One 80 leaves square for other topics during orientation.
  6. A pocket jotter, not wider than 8cm.
  7. A scientific calculator

TOOLS
Good work and learning depends on good tools. The tools listed below are compulsory in the specified trades. The programme supervisor inspects them at the launch of the programme. Each trainee is expected to have a tool bag or a toolbox.

 NB: Some very useful tools not listed here are sometimes recommended by trainers as the need arises.

 Trades 

Basic Tools

Building Construction

Spirit level, trowel, tape, square, building hammer, line, wooden float.

 Carpentry and
Joinery

Hammer, tape, try-square, plane, a set of chisels, hand saw, pincers.

Electricity

Set of screw drivers, tester, Long nose pliers, hammer, nippers, tape, multimeter, etc.

 Plumbing and
sanitation

Pliers, spirit level, hacksaw, shifting spanners, hammer, tape, pipe wrench.

Painting and Tiling

Cardboard papers, colour pencils, set of brushes, scraper, knife, spirit level.

 

Motor Vehicle Repair

Tool box containing a set of spanners, screw drivers, hammer, pliers, cool chisel, iron brush.

Metal Work

Pliers, pincers, hammer, tin snips, hacksaw, scriber, file, screw drivers, tape, punch.

Computer Aided Drafting

A drawing board, T. square, a set of drawing pencils, a ream of A4 paper.

. TRAINING POLICY AND AGREEMENT

The programme provides candidates with a policy and agreement form which must be signed by the trainee, his/her parent/guardian and the coordinator of the programme and the original returned to the Programme Head Office.

For more information call:
Tel: (+237) 677 84 86 19