Who is ECAIF?

Merseta has granted the Eastern Cape Automotive Industry (ECAIF) funding to develop 400 operators in the Eastern Cape province, including the Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and East London regions. The funding will cover a 53-credit skills programme that includes a combination of technical and soft skills designed to produce world class manufacturing operators. Automotive Learning Academy has been appointed as the project partner to facilitate the training and mange the funded project.

*Candidate database only available upon approval.

Our Vision

This programme will be offered to ECAIF member companies for the purposes of upskilling and reskilling existing operators, as well as to create a talent pool for the industry to source from. Several local component manufacturers have come on board and provided a written undertaking to support the project. The training programme covers skills sets such as hand tools, power tools, measuring techniques, production systems, quality inspections and other relevant engineering and operations related topics.

Our Mission

The ECAIF project focuses on both the upskilling and reskilling of existing operators, as well as the training and placement of new operators in the Automotive Component Manufacturing Industry.

Step 1

ECAIF members in participating regions may apply

Step 2

Select appropriate training dates for training on the calendar provided

Step 3

Download Admin Pack and complete the necessary information

Step 4

Download the Learner Registration form and complete

Step 5

For any queries contact Wendy on wendy@automotiveacademy.co.za

What I have learnt

What I have learnt in the programme is different skills in the production line. It was a very challenging programme but worth every second of it. We learnt great new things, we developed ourselves academically and psychologically.


ECAIF Learner

I learnt how to use both power tools and hand tools. Now I know how to use a torque wrench and a spanner and can easily use with both hands.


ECAIF Learner

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