As a result of the unprecedented upsurge of mass unemployment in the country, especially among young school leavers and drop-outs, the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1986 set up a committee to find ways and means of reducing the prevailing mass unemployment.

One of the recommendations of the committee which was accepted by the Federal Government was the need to establish the “Skill Upgrading Training Project” under the technical assistance of ILO/UNDP (International Labour Organization/United Nation Development Programme) at Ibadan and Kaduna.

The construction of the Kaduna centre started in earnest, with the target of completing the construction work in 1992. This was followed by the supply of tools, equipment and machines to the workshop, and the recruitment of instructors for different trades.

Over the years, the centre has successfully trained hundred of trainees in different trades, empowering them the necessary skills to excel in their various fields.