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.
OUR TRACK RECORD
[Approximately 30000 – students who have gone through PROTEC programmes / teachers / alumni / science or engineering tertiary studies]
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
“It’s indeed a privilege to get the opportunity to thank PROTEC for the support they have given me. Being part of the PROTEC Family has been the greatest experience in my life. It has groomed me to be the person I am today. Being here has increased my level of thinking both academically and in terms of maturity. Thank you PROTEC for all you have done for me.”
NKULULEKO MSOMI GRADE 12
“I would like to thank PROTEC sponsors for their contributions to PROTEC and also to thank PROTEC for the good job that they are doing to put Education forward. My marks have really improved. I see the change.”
PAMELA SEENI GRADE 10
“It has been such a great privilege being part of PROTEC. This is my first year and I’ve already improved academically and I’ve matured through PROTEC. Every time I wear my PROTEC tee-shirt I feel a sense of pride and joy at the fact that I can have a bright future due to the help and benefits we get at PROTEC.”
NQOBILE SITHOLE GRADE 10
“Thank you very much PROTEC for your support and the opportunities you have given us students. It has been a long journey but with your support we have a better understanding of career choices.”
NOTHANDO MTHEMBU GRADE 12
“I want to thank PROTEC for improving my results academically at school. I have improved a lot and all thanks to PROTEC tutors and sponsors.”
WENDY GUMEDE GRADE 11
“As a PROTEC student I send forth my appreciation and gratitude to all the funders who impacted on me having this awesome, adventurous and most memorable time. I also thank the tutors for the time sacrificed by them to benefit me.”
SBONGA MTHETHWA GRADE 11