The beginning of Chipata Trades Training Institute dates back to 1970s when the Government came up with an idea of setting a training institute in Chipata. As such, the Government provided land and began construction along Malawi Road. After building only five staff houses, the construction work was suspended for several years. It was only later in 1993 that the decision to set up the institute was revisited.
Uk’wimi TradesTraining Institute was established in September 1996 after taking over the Structure left behind by refugees at Ukwimi Resettlement Scheme in Chief Sandwe’s Area which is about 70 KM from Petauke Town. There were six students who started in Bricklaying and Plastering course.