Midlands Community College produces A+ Students for Tertiary Education

Midlands Community College produces A+ Students for Tertiary Education

Midlands Community College recently held its Maths, Science, Technology post-matric /Tertiary Access Students’ Awards Ceremony and Farewell lunch. It is always a colourful and special occasion. The College gained 18 A’s for Maths in the Dept of Education’s trial exams. An excellent result especially in view of the fact that these 90 students come from under-resourced schools in deep rural areas. From mediocre matric passes these learners achieved C. B and A symbols, and were accepted into maths –related degree and diploma studies! Seven have been shortlisted for interviews for full SHELL bursaries into Engineering.

The Midlands Community College is a registered Non-Profit Company (NPC) situated in Nottingham Road, KZN Midlands providing education and skills development opportunities to members of disadvantaged communities. Currently,the College provides these opportunities to over 8,000 disadvantaged South Africans annually, through a variety of academic programmes, short courses, and outreach programmes.

At the core of the operations is the residential academic programme focusing on Technology, English, Accountancy, Maths, and Science (TEAMS). This Programme is targeted at learners who have completed Grade 12 but did not receive the results required – a bachelor or diploma level pass – to enrol in tertiary level Maths and Science related degrees or diplomas. In addition to this Programme, MCC also conducts curriculum-aligned physical science experiments, through its Mobile Laboratory Project, for a number of Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners currently being educated at disadvantaged secondary schools in the uThukela and uMgungundlovu District Municipalities. Finally, MCC offers curriculum-aligned Computer Aided Maths Instruction (CAMI) classes for Grade 1 – 7 learners at Nottingham Road Primary School.

The second focal area of the MCC is Early Childhood Development (ECD) and MCC currently provides a variety of options to residential learners. This Programme is aimed at equipping ECD practitioners with an Education, Training and Development Programme of the Skills, Education, and Training Authority (ETDP SETA) accredited certificate in ECD training. It also has a variety of outreach programmes which focus on providing the ECD foundational building blocks to very young children.

Recently, MCC has started offering The International Computer Driving License (ICDL) course to the general public, thereby equipping them with a basic understanding of operating a computer. This Programme is separate to the TEAMS and ECD Programmes.

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Top Student overall for the year was Siphelele Shabalala- 93% for Maths in trial exams; With Rebecca Wakeford, MCC Programmes Manager

ECD Trainer Maureen Liphoko presented the certificates.

ECD Trainer Maureen Liphoko presented the certificates.

Early Childhood Development Luncheon & Graduation Ceremony on 23rd October 2015
We also had the graduation of 23 Early Childhood Development practitioners who are now qualified with NQF level 4 Certificates in Education ( ECD) and can now teach children aged 0-4 in creches and pre-schools.   (Children from 0-4 years of age)

 Our Early Childhood Development Practitioners’ Graduation Ceremony 23 Oct ( We train 25-30 pre-school teachers a year on a part-time basis … this is the latest group to have completed the qualification. Full title of Qualification is : Further Education and Training Certificate in ECD, NQF Level 4 (ID 58761)

Our Early Childhood Development Practitioners’ Graduation Ceremony 23 Oct ( We train 25-30 pre-school teachers a year on a part-time basis … this is the latest group to have completed the qualification. Full title of Qualification is : Further Education and Training Certificate in ECD, NQF Level 4 (ID 58761)