MIC Institute of Technology (formerly Metal Industries Company Limited)—an agency of the Ministry of Education – Tertiary Education Division—was established in 1974 as a joint venture of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Nations Development Programme / United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNDP/UNIDO) and a number of private local industries. After forty years of providing manufacturing support to our customers through the design and production of high quality tools, moulds, precision machining and manufacturing engineering, MIC Institute of Technology has rebranded as a unique entity, operating as both a commercial factory and training institution.
MIC Institute of Technology has achieved a number of strategic partnerships with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago; the ICON Institut and the Chamber of Crafts and Trades, Germany; the American Welding Society (AWS) and other accredited institutions. The benefits of such partnerships define MIC Institute of Technology as a training institution, offering programmes such as the Journeyman National Skills Development Programme (NSDP); Master Craftsman certifications in Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic and Mechatronics; Helping You Prepare for Employment (HYPE); Industrial Craft Programme (ICP); Multi-Sector Skills Training (MuST); Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR); Engineer-In-Training and other specialised and customised training programmes.
The Institute has expanded its training to reflect the needs of local manufacturers with a focus on technological advancements and extended its reach in rural communities. The MIC Institute of Technology has increased its geographical access across the country and now has Technology Centres in Tobago, O’Meara, Diego Martin and Penal. MIC Institute of Technology is a provider of quality technical and vocational education for competitive industries and is the first Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution in the country to become accredited by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT).
With 18 Technology Centres across Trinidad and Tobago, MIC has become a major skills training provider and a regional centre for the manufacture of press tools, moulds and high-quality precision parts.