The history of vocational teacher training in Tanzania goes back to 1973 when an Instructor Training Unit (ITU) was established within the campus of the present Dar es Salaam Regional Vocational Training and Service Centre (Dar es Salaam RVTSC). ITU was established through a technical aid from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The purpose of establishing ITU was to produce vocational teachers for the then National Vocational Training Division (NVTD), which was transformed into autonomous government agency, the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) by the VET Act 1994 CAP 82 (R.E 2006)
The ITU service was expanded following the Government resolution of 1980,which called for each mainland Tanzania region to have a vocational training centre by year 1990.This resolution prompted the need to establish a full-fledged college for vocational teachers development at Morogoro. Construction of the college was financed by the World Bank (WB) under CIDA and was completed in 1987.
The name ITU was upgraded to Instructor Training Centre (ITC). In 1990 ITC was renamed Morogoro Vocational Teachers Training College (MVTTC). The College was re-established as semi-autonomous Institution in 1997 under Morogoro Vocational Teachers Training College Regulations, 1997 R.E 2005 of the VET Act Cap 82, R.E 2006. MVTTC is a Technical institution registered by National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) with Registration number REG/BTP/128 to offer Technical and Vocational Teacher Education programmes up to National Technical Awards (NTA) Level 6
MVTTC is located at the foot of the famous Uluguru mountain ranges at an altitude of about 500 meters above sea level. The campus covers an area of 7887 square meters which comprises Classrooms, lecture hall, seminar rooms, and administration block, library, hostels, and cafeteria, workshops and staff quarters.