FEAF, from the beginning of its life, has participated and managed numerous training initiatives, both for active workers and unemployed people, taking as a reference various diagnoses of training needs carried out.

Training for active workers

From the hand of Hobetuz and the Tripartite Foundation for Employment Training, until 2014 a total of 476 training actions, 40,909 hours of training and 5,389 workers were managed.

At this time and with the collaboration of specialized entities (metallurgical and technological centers, training centers, independent professionals, etc.) we advise our companies on any training need they need to cover. 

Training for unemployed people

The FEAF has extensive experience in designing training programs aimed, on the one hand, meeting the needs of qualified personnel in our companies and, on the other, collaborating in the job placement of unemployed people.

Developed Occupational Training Initiatives

Comprehensive Foundry Course

Organization and management, with the collaboration of Azterlan Metallurgical Center, of 23 editions of this training (1,000 hours), aimed at unemployed technical graduates and financed by the Basque Government (Lanbide).

80% of the students who have participated in the different editions have joined companies in the sector.

Actions carried out through the Provincial Council of Bizkaia

  • Foundry processes (2008) and Non-ferrous casting technical course (2009), with the collaboration of Lea Artibai Ikastetxea.
  • Youth Programs (2018 and 2019) and Lanberri (2019), in collaboration with Fondo Formación Euskadi.
  • Pilot Project Bizkaiko Fundizioaren sektorean indarrak batuz – Joining efforts in the foundry sector of Bizkaia. Training to train foundry operators (2019-2020).
  • Laborlan II Foundry Sector Program. Training in foundry processes. Mixed program of employment and training.

Diagnosis of training needs

Preparation of Diagnostic Training Needs of the Basque Foundry Sector, financed by Hobetuz in the years 1998, 2006 and 2012.

Carrying out a Study of job profiles, skills and training needs in the foundry sector, in 2018.

i-Cast Master of Technological Innovation in Foundry

Collaboration in the design, organization and dissemination of the Master of Technological Innovation in Foundry – iCasT, developed by Mondragon Unibertsitatea, in collaboration with Edertek, Tecnalia and IK4 Azterlan, during its two editions (2007 and 2016).