Institute for Industrial Technology
A project of African Development Foundation

Institutional Profile

Institute for Industrial Technology (IIT) is a world class non-profit, single sex technical - vocational school in Lagos -Nigeria. It offers top-quality hands -on practical skills training to Nigerian youths and adults mainly from the lower income stratum of society. The training received makes the participants easily employable and to advance rapidly in their careers. this empowers them to improve their family income, hence their socio-economic condition. Our training programmes & services include:

Electromechanics, a multiskilling course combining mechanical, electrical, electronics and Industrial automation subjects, is targeted at young secondary school leavers. Scholarships/Sponsorships are needed for some of the qualified but disadvantaged youths. 

Mechatronics, a high-end automation course targeting fresh graduates of tertiary institutions and experienced technicians and engineers from industry. This is a practical hands-on course which instills confidence in the participants.

Electrotechnics - a multiskilling course heavy in electrical, electronics and automation trades designed to develop technical professionals for the power sector.

Short Terms Courses (or Open Courses) in such areas as Pneumatics & Valves, Electro -pneumatics, Programmable logic controls, Mechanical drives and bearing lubrication, Motor controls, Boiler maintenance, Pumps and compressors operation & maintenance, etc. these are refresher courses targeted at Technicians & Engineers from industry.

Consultancy services which preparing feasibility study/business plan for new colleges, train the trainer courses, fabrication of items,recruitment of technical/engineering personnel,capability assessment for technicians & engineers, turnkey technical support to technical schools & NGOs, etc.

IIT is owned by the African Development Foundation (ADF), a non-governmental, non-profit organization with interest in educational and social welfare projects. Through the IIT, ADF aims to address the problems of poverty and youth unemployment in Nigeria while providing skilled manpower for the economy. ADF is registered under the Companies and Allied Matters Decree of 1990 and managed by Registered Trustees of the Foundation. A governing council was appointed by ADF to oversee the functioning of the Institute.

IIT is open to male youths and adults, irrespective of their religious or ethnic affiliations. Although it started operations on March 27,2000, it was approved by the Lagos State Ministry of Education in May 2006. It moved to its permanent site at Isheri -North in December 2006. Over 500 participants go through one program or the other every year and the graduates have always secured employment shortly after graduation.


IIT, Alleviating poverty, empowering the youths, filling the skills gap.