The University of Technology was opened in 2001 with a focus on industrial systems engineering, software engineering, tourism and hospitality management and public sector management.
The University of Technology, Mauritius has the determination to become one of the leading tertiary education institutions of the region. UTM is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The role of the UTM extends beyond the traditional roles of instruction and academic research. It is assisting in the economic and social development of the Republic of Mauritius and the Indian Ocean region through the application and commercialisation of advanced management and technical knowledge in close collaboration with government, industry and business.
Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) has been set up under the Mauritius Qualifications Authority Act 2001.
The objects of the Authority are:
The Industrial and Vocational Training Board is a parastatal organisation operating presently under the aegis of the Ministry of Training, Skills Development, Employment and Productivity.
It was set up in April 1988 under the Industrial and Vocational Training Act (1988) with the following objectives:
• to advise the Minister responsible for Training on matters related to training;
• to monitor the needs for training in consultation with relevant authorities;
• to administer and operate training schemes;
• to provide for, promote, and assist in the training or apprenticeship of persons who are or will be employed in commercial, technical and vocational fields. The IVTB became operational in 1989 and was entrusted with the following responsibilities:
• to plan, monitor and evaluate training programmes;
• to design and develop training curricula;
• to implement training schemes and training programmes;
• to finance the training of school leavers and employees through a levy/grant system.