Elgon Labour-based Training Centre (MELTC) was established in 1995 with support provided by the Nordic Development Fund. MELTC is a project under the Ministry of Works and Transport. Since 1999 the Centre has received support from Government of Uganda and Danida in form of additional infrastructure development, operational costs and Technical Assistance. The Centre is located 12 kms from Mbale town along the Mbale – Budadiri road.
The Centre provides training in labour-based technology (LBT), targeting both the public and the private sectors. It is the only established national centre for labour-based training in the road sector embracing national, district, urban and community access roads. At present, the Centre focuses on LBT training on gravel roads and low volume sealed roads, but also provide training in the use of Planning software like RAMPS.