Barbados Union of Teachers offers training workshops, seminars and conferences on a regular basis to provide teachers with opportunities to improve the skills and knowledge in areas such as Special Education, Reading, Classroom Management and Women's Affairs.
The Union has entered into an arrangement with Union College of New York whereby members participate in an exchange programme. BUT members are offered one year scholarships to compete Masters programmes in areas such as Reading, Mathematics, Science and Special education. Ten-week scholarships are also offered.
Until recently basic computer courses were offered to members by BUT.
Social And Welfare:
Organisation of Teachers Week activities namely the President's Reception for stewards and specially invited guests.
Organisation of an annual function for retired members of the union.
There is currently a Student Leaders Congress. Students from various secondary schools are involved in the planning of programmes, discussion of topical issues and current developments affecting them, visiting of shut-in members of the community and other social and welfare activities.
Teams sponsored by BUT compete in hockey, volleyball, cricket and dominoes The BUT organises the annual Primary Schools Athletic Championships..
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