Our Profile

Preparing Learners for Successful Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

OUR HISTORY & PROFILE

Established by the South African Institute of Civil Engineers, PROTEC was created with the aim of increasing the numbers of engineers in all fields, through the improvement of mathematics, physical science and English education in disadvantaged schools. PROTEC’s vision was pertinent then and is critical today.

To compete globally and develop locally South Africa needs engineers. The reality is that engineers are in short supply. Since 1982, PROTEC has been working towards improving these numbers. In partnership with your organisation, we can do so much more.

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OUR TRACK RECORD

[Approximately 30000 – students who have gone through PROTEC programmes / teachers / alumni / science or engineering tertiary studies]
Matric results

The overarching aim of all PROTEC intervention programmes is to see a vast improvement in the number of learners succeeding in Mathematics, Physical Science and Technology as well as positively affecting their attitude to mathematics- and science-based careers. Experience has established that the principle of engaging learners with accessible and relevant learner-centred subject content is a key to raising standards.

Since 1982, PROTEC has successfully run programmes to increase the number of school leavers from disadvantaged communities who successfully embark on careers in Science, engineering and technology.

PROTEC also establishes teacher development programmes in participating centres aimed at improving the overall standard of the Mathematics, Physical Science and English results from grades 10 -12.

Further, in 2019 our learners achieved a total of 123 Mathematics and Physical Sciences distinctions from a total of 371 learners that wrote the matric examinations. In total these learners achieved a combined 434 distinctions in all subjects.

The results have been tangible, in 2019 all but one of PROTEC’s branches achieved a 100% pass rate. The PROTEC pass rate has consistently been higher than the National pass rate both at Matric and Bachelors level, with PROTEC learners achieving a 99.2% pass rate compared to the average 81.3% in 2019. PROTEC Bachelors pass rate was 79.2% compared to the national average of 36.9%.

What our beneficiaries say about the PROTEC programmes

Our 30 Years Video Celebration

PROTEC BMG CSI Initiative

Bhomela Mzimasi: Great Results