Midlands college gets R100?000 boost

2010-11-25 00:00

ACKNOWLEDGING the importance of investing in education, financial services giant Old Mutual has ploughed R100 000 into Midlands Community College in Nottingham Road — a welcome boost for the college.

Rory Reynolds, the new area manager for Old Mutual Personal Finance Advice handed over the cheque on behalf of the Old Mutual Foundation to Candy Goodlad (director of the college) and Nkululeko Hlope (college bursar).

The college, which was established in 1981, has been described as a well-equipped, well-managed Further Education and Training (FET) institution in the region.

“Its mission is dedicated to developing and delivering affordable and accessible training programmes of the highest quality in response to the expressed needs of the community. Programmes range from early childhood development interventions, basic skills training in vocational subjects, computer courses, to pre-tertiary academic projects especially for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds,” Debby Evans, business relations manager of the College, told The Witness.

Their programmes are centred on a number of areas, including skills training, early childhood development training, as well as maths, science and technology programmes.

The college welcomed the donation — which will go toward its mobile science laboratory project.

Evans said six technicians who visit 45 under-resourced schools in the region have been trained to visit the schools, set up and demonstrate experiments that form the practical component of the curriculum for grades 10 to 12.

Evans added that the college is gearing up for its 30th anniversary celebrations in May 2011.

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