Our Historical Background

Metallurgical Training Institute is a Parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. The Institute was established in 1980 as a result of a bi-lateral agreement between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Germany.

The establishment of the Institute followed the technical feasibility study carried out in 1979 by the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), after a critical appraisal of the needs of the Steel and Allied Industries in Nigeria. The report of the feasibility studies, among others, includes:

  • That Vocational Education in Nigeria was heavily skewed towards theories and lacked enough practical bases relevant for industrialization.
  • That the Output of the Vocational Education establishments could not meet the demands of the steel industry for skilled maintenance personnel especially in the areas of Mechanical, Electrical Maintenance and Welding Practice.
  • That greater percentage of the available qualified manpower was generally trained abroad.

Arising from these observed facts, the following recommendation was made among others: That the institute should run a three(3) year programme of study of supervised practical oriented training made up of 80 percent practice and 20 percent theory in five specialized skill areas of:

  • Mechanical Equipment Maintenance Engineering
  • Industrial Electrics Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Control System Engineering
  • Industrial Metallurgy and Foundry
  • Steel Fabrication and Welding Engineering
  • Heavy Mobile Equipment Maintenance Engineering

The bi-lateral agreement with the German Government ended in June 1995. Thereafter, the then Federal Ministry of Mines, Power and Steel continued the training programme under the Nation.
In pursuit of these mandates, The Institute is accredited by National Board for Technical Education(NBTE). The Institute offers the following National Diploma courses:

  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology
  • Metallurgical and Foundry Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science

Metallurgical Training Institute is a Parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. The Institute was established in 1980 as a result of a bi-lateral agreement between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Germany.

The establishment of the Institute followed the technical feasibility study carried out in 1979 by the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), after a critical appraisal of the needs of the Steel and Allied Industries in Nigeria. The report of the feasibility studies, among others, includes:

Metallurgical Training Institute

Our Vision

To develop highly skilled, practical and production oriented low and middle level skilled manpower who will effectively maintain the steel and allied sectors including oil and gas sectors of the economy

Our Mission

To create a pool of indigenous technical workforce that can erect, commission, operate and maintain the steel and allied industries all on their own, and drastically cut down on Nigeria’s dependence on foreign technical training

Mandate

The mandates of the Institute are as follows:

  • Training of low and middle level technical manpower in maintenance and repair works for the steel and allied industries in Nigeria
  • Creating a pool of indigenous technical workforce that can erect, commission, operate and maintain the steel industries, thereby reducing Nigerian dependence on foreign technical workforce
  • Further training of skilled personnel already employed in Steel and Allied Industries
  • Advisory services to firms in the implementation of their training programmes, especially as regards In- Plant training.