Facts at a Glance


Name: Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (formerly The National Technical School 49’-61’, Nassau Technical Institute 61’-65, Nassau Technical College 66’-68’, Nassau Technical College & Centre 68,-71’, C.R. Walker Technical College 74’-80’ and Industrial Training Centre 80’-95’)

School Population: Nassau Campus – 1,500 (full-time and part-time programmes) / Freeport Campus- 400 (part-time programmes)

Student to Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Faculty: 174 full time and part time lecturers

Programmes: 7 Associate of Applied Science, 2 Diplomas and variety of certificates in special interest courses

Affiliated: The Ministry of Education


  • Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Lakeland College, Vermilion Alberta, Canada
  • Vector Institute of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica
  • New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Fanshaw College, Ontario, Canada
  • Lincoln College, West Palm Beach

Funding Source: Publicly funded institution

Mission: To provide learning opportunities that enables individuals to be globally competitive and economically independent.

The first technical school in the Bahamas was opened by Lord Liston on October 4th, 1949. It was located in Oakes Field and known as the National Technical School. Over the years, the name of the institute changed numerous times.

The Institute began in 1980 under the name Industrial Training Centre (ITC). During this time the intuition turned out a population of over 7,000 persons who had been trained at the Centre. The Centre at the time offered short courses and persons attending received a stipend from the Government. The Industrial Training Centre began with 225 students in shared facilities at the College of The Bahamas’ Solider Road Camus and at the C.C. Sweeting Senior High School Campus. The courses offered at both campuses were geared towards construction programmes. In 1995, the name was changed for a final time, from Industrial Training Centre (ITC) to its current name, The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute consists of two campuses- the main campus in Nassau and a satellite campus on the Island of Grand Bahama. The Nassau campus is situated on Old Trail Road and presently has twenty-six workshops and laboratories and seventeen classrooms which has the capacity of serving a population of up to 1500 students in its full-time and part-time programmes. The Freeport campus located on Peach Tree Street, which houses seven workshops, three laboratories and one classroom, which can accommodate up to 400 students.

BTVI delivers occupational training to diverse student population representing young high school graduates, non-completers, mature students and persons with varied academic backgrounds, training requirements and interests.

BTVI future plans are to be a semi-autonomous body governed by a Board. The Institution plans to extend its program offerings while increasing the level of program offerings.





Nassau Campus                                      Freeport Campus

Old Trial Road                                               Peachtree St. & Settlers Way

P.O. Box N-4934                                            P.O. Box F-40477

Nassau, Bahamas                                          Freeport, Grand Bahama

Ph: (242) 502-6300                                      Ph: (242) 352-2190

Fax: (242) 3934005                                     Fax: (242) 351-4028



 Academic Affairs                   6340    Job Placement                          6340

Accounts Department            6370    Maintenance Department           6350

Admissions                            6338    Manager’s Office                       6305

Air Conditioning                     6377    Masonry                                   6388

Auto Body                            6355    Office Systems & Admin.            6378

Auto Mechanics                     6389    Painting & Decorating                6346

Beauty Trades                       6367    Plumbing                                 6368

Carpentry                             6368    Registrar’s Office                       6343

Clinic                                    6360    Resource Centre                       6363

Day Care Centre                    6375    Security                                   6366

Electrical Installation               6387    Stores Department                    6372

Electronics                            6382    Student Affairs                         6314

IT and Computer Repair          6316    Technical Service                      6354

Fashion Trades                       6347    Tile Laying                               6388

Financial Aid                           6307    Trad. Studies IT Academy          6380

General Education                  6348     Welding                                  6392

Human Resources                   6310     Window Treatment                  6368

Janitorial Department              6393 



In our daily lives we are often faced with issues and concerns that can shift the balance in our lives resulting in the disruption in our inner world.  The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institutes Student Affairs Department is committed to ensuring that every student is able to adequately cope with the post-secondary training environment.

Our department also serves as a support mechanism that helps facilitate the prevention and healing of emotional pain and injury.  In addition, it promotes and seeks to assist students in conduction lifestyles that are emotionally and socially healthy.

We offer individual and group counseling, relevant seminars and workshops each semester.  Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Assertiveness Training
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  •  Interpersonal Relationships





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