Cause Index


PROTEC addresses a very relevant need in the South African economy. Very few previously disadvantaged scholars pass or even write matric Mathematics and Science (key gateway subjects) and therefore don’t have the opportunity to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology – skills so vital to our developing country.

A proud history (since 1982) of measureable results in the field of STEM education:
96,9% matric pass rate versus the national average pass rate of 70,7%
On average, 75% of PROTEC learners persue engineering, science or technology courses at tertiary level
+30 000 disadvantaged learners have successfully passed through the PROTEC programme and are now qualified Engineers, Doctors, Scientists, Educators and other professional people
PROTEC successfully tracks learners from Grade 10 throughout their tertiary studies and into their careers