The high drop-out rate of students is well known with over 50% of 1st year students failing to continue their studies. To ensure that PROTEC students complete their qualifications and successfully enter the workplace, PROTEC continues to offer their students support and mentorship for up to seven years post matric.
On Saturday 19 March PROTEC Tongaat held an Awards Day to recognise those students who qualified in 2015. Amongst the twenty graduates were 6 Engineers, 3 Scientists, 3 Educators, 2 degree Nurses, 1 Pharmacist, 1 Biomedical Technologist, 1 Lawyer, 1 Accountant, 1 Millwright and 1 Fitter & Turner. “We are extremely proud of these young professionals and wish them all best as they enter the work place. It is their hard work, self-discipline, commitment and perseverance that has earned them this success and we know they will continue to excel and make a significant contribution in the working world” said PROTEC manger Marion Takis.
The function, which was generously hosted by BMG in their prestigious offices in La Lucia Ridge, was a memorable occasion with PROTEC Tongaat also celebrating their 25th anniversary. “As a non-profit organisation it is thanks to the support of our sponsors like the North Coast Courier, BMG, Tongaat Hulett, Altech, Fulton Trust, SITFE, FFS Refiners, SISCDT & the MGA Trust that PROTEC has been able to survive over the past 25 years, empowering over 850 young people with the knowledge, skills and values needed for productive and meaningful adult life” said Takis.