The Ergo Business Development Academy (EBDA) is a fully accredited training and small business development initiative situated in Ekurhuleni’s industrial heartland. EBDA is SABS ISO9001:2008 certified and is a fully accredited trade test centre offering a variety of engineering apprenticeships. In addition to these engineering apprenticeships, we also offer apprenticeships in motor mechanics and skills programmes in construction skills.
Engineering apprenticeships, skills programmes and short courses are also offered in Metallurgy and Minerals processing.
Further, a nine month long new venture creation learnership is a unique qualification on offer which is aimed at making a genuine impact on reducing the skills deficit, not only in the mining industry, but across all South African economic sectors.
With a very broad portfolio of learning interventions and services, EBDA has a unique business development model that not only culminates in the development and establishment of sustainable SSME’s but also addresses the training and development requirements of companies as well as private South Africans that wish to pursue an engineering apprenticeship or related skills programme.
EBDA offers modular based engineering apprenticeships at NQF levels 3 - 4. Both modular training and trade test or the RPL trade test is offered, depending on the need of the client.
EBDA is also a fully accredited private FET offering the N1 and N2 courses which are a pre-requisite for completing an engineering apprenticeship.
Operator training and licensing, health and safety, ABET and computer training form part of EBDA’s portfolio. Other services include business coaching and support, assessments and career development, general consulting, SETA management, small job manufacturing and conferencing.