Training and Professional Development Working Group

Chaired by 

Chaired by Dr. Pam Murrell


The Training and Professional Development Working Group is aimed to:

Provide benchmarking of current provision in foundry specific education and training to assist the national foundry bodies support their members and foundries in raising knowledge and understanding of foundry processes and foundry technology.

Develop database and provide sign-posting through WFO website for full and part-time foundry specific education and training programmes that are available with indicative qualification levels, target group and guided learning hours, provider and delivery language (ref FEANI).

Facilitate collaboration and partnership for the development of training programmes by national foundry bodies that are relevant and current.

Brief summary of recent activities:

Working group meeting held in March 2019. One face to face meeting of the Working Group held during GIFA (kindly hosted by HA). Cloud storage facility was established and is in use, with relevant documents and reports uploaded for sharing with Members of the Working Group.

The aims and objectives of the WFO Working Group have been shared with the European Foundry Association to enable a mutual haring of resources and best practice.

Presentation given during WFO Technical Forum during September 2019, in Slovenia on the aims and objectives of the Working group, as well as the initial results of the survey and future plans.

Support the national foundry bodies in promoting careers in the castings industry and increase visibility of the industry.

For more information about this or any of the WFO Working Groups, please contact General Secretary Andrew Turner.

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