About the Board of Industrial Training

The Board of Industrial Training (BIT) was established in 1910, under the Industrial Act Chapter 39:04, Laws of Guyana. 

At the time of its formal declaration, the Industrial Training Act was described as an Act to provide for the promotion of Industrial Training. As such, BIT’s mandate target monitoring of formal Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as it relates to apprenticeship within the industrial sector.

The apprenticeship programme has a four-year duration, with a shortened two years programme in cases where applicants would have had previous technical training. Various training in engineering was offered by BIT, such as, Mechanical, Building Construction, and Electrical engineering fields.

Continued governmental agenda to facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) – Quality Education, for young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), aged 15 to 35, engendered the development and implementation of other training programmes by BIT such as National Training Project for Youth Empowerment (NTPYE).

Role of BIT

The Board promotes TVET to satisfy the needs of the labour force in the industrial sector and to carry out the regulatory functions for all apprenticeship schemes as well as to issue certificates of competency to apprentices on successful completion of their training. Among the key objectives, is to ensure that the industrial sector develops a highly trained and competent workforce, which led BIT to expand its training programme to meet the requirement of the present day-job market in all ten Administrative Regions.


To coordinate, regulate and certify training at the artisan or craft level that responds to the technical and manpower needs of the society by ensuring that occupational competencies are attained.


Competency-Based Vocational Training for Development


We choose to do the right thing every day without compromising quality or safety.


We strive to improve ourselves through continuous training


We strive to execute our work competently at all times and offer the best service possible to our customers.


We strive to maintain a safe working environment for all stakeholders.


We strive to maintain a collective approach towards building a successful training network.


We strive to embrace efficiency in performance that produce competent beneficiaries through discipline and dependable training processes.


To promote equal access to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) within the scope of the Industrial Training Act, Chap 39:04