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 91 permanent staff in 2019 and currently operates from Roodepoort, Port Shepstone and Kimberley.
ATI is the technical skills training provider in the Gauteng – Regional Centre of Expertise, officially recognised by the United Nations University.
At ATI, we believe that it is possible to do business while making the world a better place for all through engineering. We are committed to better training, better skills and better preparation for life both in the workplace and at home.