Main : 502-6300 | Admissions: 502-6338 or 502-6397

Welcome to BTVI

Welcome to BTVI

The history of Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) dates back to 1949. The Institution has undergone several name changes and at one time was incorporated with another institution.

Main line: 502-6300
Admissions: 502-6338 or 502-6397


In 1980, the name was again changed to the Industrial Training Centre (ITC).  At that time, the institution turned out a population of over 7,000 persons who had been trained at the Centre. The Centre offered short courses and persons attending received a stipend from the Government.  It was also in 1980 that the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute began with 225 students in shared facilities at the College of The Bahamas, Soldier Road Campus and at the C.C. Sweeting Senior High School Campus. The courses offered at both campuses were exclusively construction programmes.

In 1984, ITC became the sole occupant of the Old Trail Campus.  In 1995, the name, ITC was changed for a final time to its current name, The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute. Over the years BTVI offered programmes in Andros, Exuma and Eleuthera.

What's New

  • 13 May Canadian University Accepts Credits of BTVI IT Students

    The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) and Athabasca University (AU) have signed an articulation agreement, affording BTVI students who study Information Technology Management a seamless matriculation into the Canadian school. 

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  • 29 Apr BTVI to Create Online and Distance Education Centre

    With the critical need to develop and deliver training throughout The Bahamas to address a growing global demand for technically skilled employees across the economy, President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson, announced the creation of the Centre for Online and Distance Education (CODE).

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  • 16 Mar Important Contacts

    Notice for Important Contacts

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