Furntech - Latest News and Events

  • Furntech Wins International Awards March 2017
    Furntech has won the 2017 Specialty Entrepreneurship Centre of the Year and the 2017 Dinah Adkins Centre of the Year at the 2017 INBIA Awards in Seattle, USA. 
  • WMCM L2 Training Programme at Furntech Johannesburg
    Furntech Johannesburg will be commencing a WMCM L2 Training Programme on 15 May 2017. 

    See News and Events for more information. 
  • Carpentry 101 Course Durban
    Furntech Durban will be hosting a 12 week (Saturday) Carpentry 101 Course starting on 6 May 2017. The course seeks to equip woodworking enthusiasts with the techniques and know-how of producing a basic item of furniture. 

    See Library/News and Events for more details.
  • South African Business Incubation Conference
    The South African Business Incubation Conference will be held in Johannesburg on 10-11 March 2016 at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.
    Be sure to catch Furntech there!
  • Living Space Home Improvements Cape Town
    Congratulations to Living Space Home Improvements from Cape Town for winning the Highest Turnover Incentive Scheme in the Furntech Incubation Programme for January 2016.
    Well Done from the Incubation Team!
  • FURNTECH is South Africa’s only Centre of Excellence for the furniture industry and is the first port of call for anyone looking for information on business incubation and / or skills development in furniture manufacturing.

    Our dedication to quality service delivery and our national footprint has resulted in the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP & M SETA) recognizing Furntech as the Institute of Sectoral and Occupational Excellence for the industry.

    The two components which form Furntech’s integrated service are:

    • Business Technology Incubation of small and micro enterprises (SME’s)

    • Vocational Skills Development

    These services are available at all Furntech Centres which are spread around the country. Through these centres, Furntech is well positioned to fulfil its national mandate of improving skills levels in the industry, raising the level of global competitiveness, stimulating job and SME creation and transferring new technologies to industry partners.

    Furntech’s facilities offer a combination of training, business and technical support in the form of:

    • Business technology incubator space for entrepreneurs

    • Technical expertise for furniture production

    • Shared-use facilities with modern equipment

    • Accredited training programmes presented by qualified and experienced facilitators.


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