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The company was established in 1982 as a subsidiary of the Anglo-Alpha Group of Companies; In February 1999, the company became Ikhaya Fundisa Techniskills Academy (IFTA).

In April 2008, IFTA was purchased by new owners and new management took control. The quality and scale of operations changed substantially during this period, which prompted the need to rebrand as the Artisan Training Institute (ATI) in October 2012; During 2012, the trades MC & I, and rigging was launched in Roodepoort.

Since 2008 the company has grown from 17 to 80 staff in 2015.

ATI currently operates from Roodepoort, Crown Mines (in association with Toolquip & Allied), Port Shepstone (in association with Natal Portland Cement) and in Hartbeesfontein. Three additional sites are being planned in South Africa, in conjunction with blue chip customers with whom ATI is proudly associated.

Artisan Training Institute: Executives

Company History

The Artisan Training Institute (ATI) was established in 1982 as a subsidiary of the Anglo-
Alpha Group of Companies. The company was privatised in February 1999. In April 2008,
the company was pur chased, and subsequently r e-branded as ATI in 2012.


Success is measured in excellence.
Our mission at ATI is to provide the finest standard of technical skills training for all. This passion for quality and particular attention to detail is at the heart of who we ar e and what we do.


My training. My trade. My future.
At ATI, we do more than just educate; we strive to uplift and instil a newfound sense of
personal value in every one of our graduates.

We believe that in work and in life it’ s not just having the skills that makes the dif ference,
it’s the pride you take in how you use them.

Changing lives through engineering.
We are a company that believes in the principles of shared value, proudly contributing to
the upliftment of Southern Africans.

In developing these skills, our trainees become more than employable; they become
empowered with the ability to shape their own futures.

ATI’s training programme
ATI works on an open-entry open-exit basis to of fer clients flexibility. The vast majority of
ATI learners are from corporate entities.

Typically the learning provided by the institute is br oken into three phases:

• Phase 1 comprises approximately 12 to 15 weeks;
• Phase 2 approximately 12 weeks; and
• Phase 3 approximately 8 weeks of institutional training.
Prior to writing trade tests, learners return to the institute for 1 to 2 weeks trade revision,
following which they will write trade tests.

Training and engineering trades
ATI is making a substantial difference in the technical training environment as it drives
quality training throughout its operations.

We provide artisan and related training in the following disciplines:
• Electrical
• Fitting and tur ning
• Millwright
• Boilermaking
• Plating
• Welding

• Diesel-, petrol-, and tractor-mechanic
• Auto electrician
• Measurement control &
• Rigging
• Artisan refresher courses.


• Since privatisation in 2008, and under new management, the quality and scale of the operations have improved

• ATI is recognised by the United Nations as a “Regional Centre of Excellence”.

• ATI has recently partnered with the Master Card Foundation to upskill TVET


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