The Industrial Training Council (ITC) was appointed according to the provisions of the Presidential Decree of 1972 and the subsequent Act of 1987. The Act provides for:
- The training needs of personnel in enterprises,
- A scheme of trade testing,
- Imposition of Training Levy and matters connected herewith.
The ITC went dormant between 1972 and 1986 during the period of political turmoil in Uganda.
In 1998, following a Cabinet decision, all departmental/specialised institutions, including public vocational institutions were transfered to the Ministry of Education and Sports.
In 2003, a Business, Technical, Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) Advisory Board (BAB) was appointed as an interim administrative arrangement to advise the Ministry of Education and Sports on BTVET matters while the ITC was dormant. The BAB was dissolved on 20th December, 2006 when the ITC was revitalised and inaugurated under the same ITA of 1972.
Members of the ITC are drawn from the private sector (both training providers and manufacturers in the formal and informal sectors), the line ministries, representatives of employers and employees,
The ITC has two subcommittees, the Finance and Management as well as the Scholarships, Procurements and Contracts Comittees
The ITC is committed to advocate and lobby for BTVET Reforms, ensure their operationalisation while improving the image of vocational training, achieving the required linkages and matching vocational training to the competences needed in the Ugandan Labor Market and bringing the Ugandan skills levels in line with the global skills development trends.