Industrial training institute, sopore was established in December 1988 and started its first batch of trainees in July 1989. ITI, Sopore is situated at a distance of about 02.00 Km from sopore town on sopore - Bandipora road. It is one of the developed tehsils of District Baramulla and has the distinction of having two well known water bodies flowing through and in the vicinity of it, ----- River Jhelum (ancient name Vitasta or Veth in Kashmir parlance) and Wullar Lake. It is also known as Apple Town of Kashmir.
Sopore is known for its ancient engineering marvel. Infact, many believe that Sopore derives its name from one of its greatest ancient engineer Suya. In those times Sopore was besieged by natural calamities like flood & heavy rains and Suya saved this place from such calamities by developing efficient irrigation facilities.
The Institute under the guidance & support of National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), DGET, Ministry of labor and Employment, GOI and State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT), Department of Technical Education, and Government of Jammu & Kashmir is rendering its services by imparting vocational training in job oriented courses including short term and part time courses.
The institution is under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode and the Institute Management Committee (IMC) has envisioned ITI, Sopore to become a center of excellence, with total commitment towards quality in Technical Education. Presently the Institute is running two National (NCVT) level courses----- Electrician, Stenography, and seven number State level (SCVT) courses- Software Applications(PMRP), Data Entry Operator(PMRP), Computer operator & Programming Assistant( COPA), Electronic Mechanic, Welder, Cutting & Sewing, AC/Refrigerator (CSS), AC/Refrigerator being newly introduced trade.
The institution has total intake capacity of about 250 trainees. The institute has taken up four new trades in the field of Mechanic computer hardware, sanitary hardware fitter, Desktop Publishing operator, Printing & Packing, besides taking the up-gradation of two trades Electrician & Stenography under PPP mode. Out of four new trades the Admissions to three trades viz, Mechanic Computer Hardware, Desktop publishing operator, Sanitary Hardware fitter has been started from the session July 2011-12.