The head of the Barbados Vocational Training Board says the practice of young people being trained on outdated equipment needs to stop.
Director Henderson Thompson says this leads to frustrated students and employers.
At the moment he says there’s too large a gap between the equipment they train students on and what they use in the workplace.
Mr. Thompson says the job of the board is to produce highly skilled and competent workers who can hit the ground running.
Mr. Thompson was speaking during the association of Caribbean higher education administrators 16th annual conference at the Hilton resort.
He says a lot of their work is dependent on the private sector and apprenticeships remain crucial to training.