Established in 1971, the Industrial Training Fund has operated consistently and painstakingly within the context of its enabling laws Decree 47 of 1971 as Amended in the 2011 ITF ACT. The objective for which the Fund was established has been pursued vigorously and efficaciously. In the four decades of its existence, the ITF has not only raised training consciousness in the economy, but has also helped in generating a corps of skilled indigenous manpower which has been manning and managing various sectors of the national economy.
Over the years, pursuant to its statutory responsibility, the ITF has expanded its structures, developed training programmes, reviewed its strategies, operations and services in order to meet the expanding, and changing demands for skilled manpower in the economy. Beginning as a Parastatal “B” in 1971, headed by a Director, the ITF became a Parastatal “A” in 1981, with a Director-General as the Chief Executive under the aegis of the Ministry of Industry. The Fund has a 13 member Governing Council and operates with 10 Departments and 3 Units at the Headquarters, 33 Area Offices, 3 Skills Training Centres, and a Centre for Industrial Training Excellence.
To be the foremost Skills Training Development Organization in Nigeria and one of the best in the world.
To set and regulate standards and offer direct training intervention in industrial and commercial skills training and development, using a corps of highly competent professional staff, modern techniques and technology.
- Research and Development
- Curriculum Design and Development
- Technical and Vocational Skills Development
- Direct Training
- Bespoke and Special Intervention Programmes
- MSME Development and Support Services
- ICT Training and Services
- Training, Approval, Monitoring and Reimbursement
- Advisory Services
- SIWES Management