The European Technology and Training Centre (ETTC) was opened by the German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank Walter Steinmeier in February 2009. One year later the Vocational Training Centre (VTC) was opened with support from the British Government and started to provide training for returnees and local job seekers.
The ETTC was founded as an implementing organization of a German NGO, active in Iraq since 2005.
Nowadays the ETTC is an independent, locally based and internationally oriented organization, registered as a non-profit organization in KRG.
Since 2009 the ETTC has contributed to the democratic and economic development of the Kurdish Region by providing development and migration projects and offering a wide range of training,workshops and other events, mainly in cooperation with international partners.