A rounded-corner square of deep blue represents the vocational and industrial manpower training and development, while the initials of the Vocational and Industrial Training Board (VITB) are in corn yellow to signify progress and dynamism. The VITB was formed from the merger of the Adult Education Board and the Industrial Training Board.
The logo beat 36 other entries submitted in a competition organised for applied arts trainees from the Baharuddin Vocational Institute. For his efforts, Meng Kee won $500 and a certificate of appreciation.
Meng Kee originally set the logo in red and black for better contrast, but worked with BVI's head of applied arts department, Yeong Ah Soo, to change it to yellow and blue.
In 1992, VITB was replaced by the establishment of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).