The Gauteng Foundry Training centre is a joint initiative of the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED), National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) and Ekurhuleni East College for FET (EEC) and the South African Institute Foundrymen (SAIF). The vision for the Gauteng Foundry Training Centre (GFTC) is to create a hub for foundry related skills training and technology transfer in the greater Gauteng region, offering facilities and infrastructure for both theoretical and appropriate practical training.
After conducting a feasibility study in 2011 and consulting all respective stakeholders it was decided to house the training centre at the Ekurhuleni East College (Kwa Thema campus). This was a strategic decision taking into account that more than 50% of the foundries are situated in the area and that EEC is already hosting a similar centre for the Tooling industry.
The training centre boasts a fully equipped melting, chemically bonded moulding, core making, green sand moulding, sand testing and material laboratory and pattern shop facilities. A demonstration of the simulated training facility will be conducted by our current learners to showcase what the training centre has to offer. We invite you as a key stakeholder of the foundry industry to this long awaited opening of the training centre.