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:
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:
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:
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
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
The mandates of the Institute are as follows: