In order to make certain that considerably more students are successful in accomplishing the challenging demands of engineering degrees, the John Orr Technical High School is going to be converted into an Academy for Engineering and Technology.
Gauteng MEC for Education Barbara Creecy revealed that a joint venture has actually been initiated with Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, John Orr Technical High School and Sasol to remodel the school into an Academy for Engineering and Technology.
Creecy explained that the objective of the undertaking will be to make certain that there exists a continuous stream of highly skilled and proficient newcomers into the engineering faculties at the local universities.
“This is going to be carried out in cooperation with University of the Witwatersrand and University of Johannesburg, pupils are going to be identified from across the province as well as lodged at John Orr Tech, the place where they are going to obtain a high quality education as well as complementary science-related extra and co-curricular programmes,” Crecy explained.
She added the fact that the department is without a doubt convinced the undertaking will guarantee a lot more pupils from this province enter universities and consequently they are successful in accomplishing the challenging demands of engineering degrees and then leave universities along with the essential expertise for gainful employment.
An outstanding alumnus of John Orr Tech is Frank Ogilvie, a South African, who is an aeronautical engineer and was in fact in charge of the external design of the Airbus A380.