As a public entity reporting through the Board of Directors to the MEC of Education in the Mpumalanga Province, MRTT is mandated:

To develop the human resource base of the Mpumalanga Province through the provision of experiential, practical, technical, hospitality, tourism, entrepreneurship, and life skills training.

To empower learners, primarily the disadvantaged communities, industry workers, and government employees to participate in the broader economic sphere of the province.