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.