Continued from previous page Technology Use at the BVTB Technology has been playing an increasingly significant role in the operations and administration of the BVTB. Training locations are physically separated and so the BVTB has relied for some time on the use of a Wide Area Network (WAN) to make communication and the exchange of information easier. The WAN connects all the locations so that they appear to be on the same network; this means calls and files can be transferred seamlessly and use the same shared spaces on physical and virtual servers. In addition to the private WAN, the BVTB is also a node on the Barbados Government WAN between its Ministries, Departments, and Agencies and this offers additional benefit. The use of office productivity software for email, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations using multimedia projectors is rather commonplace now throughout most organisations and the BVTB is no different. The Board also utilises a Student Information Management System which tracks students from application to graduation, and a Human Resources Management System which records staff information and allows remote access by all staff to their information and facilitates leave requests. The time and attendance system for staff is electronic and biometric, utilising scans of fingers or hands to record attendance. BVTB Student Information Management System Continues on next page 5

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