Vivekananda Technical Centre [VTC] is run by the Board of Management of Ramakrishna Mission, Fiji which is a branch center of the worldwide Organisation – Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission with its Headquarters at Belur Math, West Bengal, India. The vocational courses started in 1981.
At the beginning VTC offered courses in Carpentry and Joinery, Agriculture and Automotive Engineering. Apart from the Ministry of Education two year vocational courses, the Centre also offered FNU franchised courses from the early nineties. Since 2013 it offers Fiji National Qualification courses in the disciplines of Cookery, Automotive Mechanics, Automotive Electrical, and Cabinet Making & Joinery. Successful trainees completing all requirements in these courses have now graduated with a Fiji National Qualification in November 2014. Recognizing the importance of and demand for industry relevant office technology skills a provider qualification course in Advanced Office Technology was developed with its first intake of 2014 trainees.
VTC is registered under the Fiji Higher Education Commission [FHEC]. VTC has successfully piloted the delivery of Cert IV programs in Commercial Cookery, Automotive Mechanics and Automotive Electricals & Electronics.
VTC has been supporting the farmers after floods and cyclones with distribution of seeds and extension services funded through grants from European Union, Australian AID etc. After TC Winston, about 14,000 packets of vegetable seeds were distributed to Farmers, school students, villagers and the general public to help alleviate possible food shortages.