CITE (Center for Industrial Technology) Technical Institute, Inc. was established in 1990. It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit educational organization on May 9, 1990. It is an industry-based and socially-oriented institution which plays a relevant role in the economic and social development of Cebu, the Central Visayas, and surrounding areas. CITE provides top-quality technical training to persons belonging to the lower-income stratum of society by means of scholarships.
CITE’s project proponents are well established institutions in the field of education and training namely: Associazione Centro ELIS in Rome, Italy; Meralco Foundation; and University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P).
CITE began offering its main program, the 3-year, post-secondary Industrial Technician Program (ITP) in 1991. In 2018, the school opened its Diploma in Engineering Technology (DIET) addressing the Level 5 in the Philippine Qualifications Framework. CITE has requested the prelature of Opus Dei to provide priests to take care of the spiritual activities of the institution.
The school is ISO 9001:2008 certified for Quality Management System