The School of Trade Training

The School of Trade Training which is located on the Base is required to train airmen/women in both Technical and Non-Technical Trades for the Ghana Air Force. Airmen/women from the Flying, Engineering and Supply Wings are imparted with the necessary knowledge to be productive in their respective trades on their Bases.

Personnel with requisite skills and in-depth knowledge are also attached or posted to the school as instructors. Technical and Non-Technical Courses run for 3 years and 2 years respectively. The students are taken through theoretical and practical lessons. Students are also attached to various Bases for on-the-job-training during their stay in the School to give them on-the-job experience.

The School, also organizes field trips to notable organizations and institutions for study purposes. The School of Trade Training (S of TT) was established in the early 1960s as one of the first units of the Ghana Air Force to train airmen/women in both Technical and Non-Technical Trades. The School of Technical Training as it was previously called has seen a lot of upgrades particularly in the technical field. In the 1990s and later 2000s, Dornier International Logistics and ITS GmbH from Germany were contracted to upgrade the school’s curriculum and undertake a review of the Operations/ATC and Technical course and provide technical support.


The school has personnel with the requisite skills and knowledge from the various Bases with state-of-the-art aviation laboratories and workshops. Technical and Non-Technical courses run for three (3) and two (2) years respectively. Students are attached to the various Bases for On-The-Job Training to give them a first-hand job experience with a few field trips to notable organizations and industries for study purposes.

S of TT, as part of its progressive policy to upgrade, attained an Institutional Accreditation from the National Accreditation Board (NAB). Pursuant to this, the school was renamed Ghana Air Force Aviation College (GAFAC). However, the school is still recognised as School of Trade Training as formal processes and ceremonial change of name are yet to be carried out. The school currently has a well-equipped classroom block with audio-visual teaching aids and overhead projectors, a computerized production centre.

S of TT now runs a semester system with some notable universities such as Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) recognising the certificates as equivalent to Higher National Diploma. S of TT is arguably a central pivot in Aerospace Development and Aviation in the country. Over the years, the school has provided industrial support and practical training to the aviation’s ecosystem in Ghana with reliable personnel and also provides practical training for the KNUST Aerospace Engineering students. Others such as the University of Ghana and UMaT are in the process of signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the school to seek similar support for their upcoming Aerospace Engineering Departments. The school stands proud as a centre of excellence and continue to strongly position in doing what is best for the glory of the Ghana Air Force.