Disappointment Over Contractor’s Course Turnout


While the response had not been poor, the Bahamian Contractors Association’s (BCA) president admitted he was a bit disappointed over how many industry participants had taken advantage of the recent contractor’s certification course.
Confirming that the BCA was still hoping to certify at least 200 contractors, Godfrey Forbes said: “We’re trying to get about 200 in total. We had talked about trying to train as many as 400 if the demand was really there.”
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) and the BCA have teamed up to offer the two-week course, which began in April. The contractor certification course is part of the ‘Strengthening of the BCA’ project, made possible by a $150,000 grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), plus $75,000 from the BCA.
The programme certifies practicing contractors with the Building Contractors Level 1 and Level 3 certification.