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

  • 28 Jul BTVI Rebrands Business Studies

    The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently rebranded its business trades department with a new name, additional programs, and certification opportunities.

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  • 21 Jul BTVI Prepares Students for Media World

    BTVI’s Media Tech program is one of over 40 programs offered at the institution. Veteran broadcaster, Carlton Smith, is credited with developing the program which currently has 55 students. Shown seated are spring 2021 graduate, Andrew Laroda (l) and current student, Mario Neilly. Standing is adjunct instructor, Alexia Coakley, who is also a Digital Media and Production Consultant.  

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  • 19 Jul BTVI Inducts Newest Honor Society Members

    A few members of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)’s Class of 2021, who were eligible to be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), were recently recognized.

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