The Technical Training Institute Samthang was started as Vocational Training Institute in 2003 is the erstwhile NDTI and the Automobile Department of RTI relocated in June 2003 after the completion of the infrastructure in the new campus. The main reason for the relocation was due to the limited space for further expansion at the erstwhile NDTI campus at Phuentsholing. Since the entire RTI is relocated to various centers like Ranjung and Khuruthang the Automobile Department is merged with the NDTI at Samthang and renamed the institute as the “Technical Training Institute”.
The Hon’ble Minister for Health and Education, who was also the Chairman of the then National Technical Training Authority (NTTA), inaugurated this Institute on 26th June 2003. The institute is situated between Wangue and Punakha Dzongkhags, opposite to Lobesa/ Mesina. The campus is ideal for the training and study.
The institute offers automobile Engineering certificate, Heavy Earth Moving Equipment Operator and professional driving course in Medium/Heavy for the School dropouts and unemployed youths. The courses offered are for both male and female candidates with entry qualification class X passed and above. Unlike other training institutes, this institute observes vacation in the month of January and July respectively.