High school programmes
Building our country's future leaders
In addition to our high school bursary programme, Investec also works with high school learners via several other vacation programmes, career exposure events and extra tuition initiatives.
Maths and Science support
Investec's flagship Promaths programme gives high school learners extra lessons in Maths and Science, while the Midlands Community College supports grade 12 learners with their studies in Maths, Science and Accounting.
Investec is built on a culture of entrepreneurship and we seek to convey the importance of this to learners through our Junior Innovators academy programme.
From career counselling to job-shadowing and an innovative mobile career guidance hot line, Investec helps high school learners to make informed decisions about their path of study and future careers.
Maths and Science programmes
In addition to our high school bursary programme, Investec also works with grade 12 learners via several other programmes to support their studies in the fields of Maths, Accounting and Science and to expose them to the working world to make the choice of what career to pursue easier.
Promaths is an Investec-funded project aimed at supporting the South African education system to produce students that are competent in Maths and Science. The programme provides extra tuition in Maths and Science to learners in Grades 10 to 12 at selected schools across the country. Investec currently funds nine centres across the country.
Entrepreneurial thinking: Junior Innovators
Exposure to careers
In response to a broader need around career guidance and an attempt to contribute towards learners’ aspiration to study further, Investec has decided to make career guidance central to its education offering.
A day @ Investec
The Junior Tukkie programme identifies top academic achievers at high school level and assists them to make informed study choices. It's open to learners from Grade 9 to 12 with an average of 60% in their final examinations.
Career Xplora is a partnership between Investec and Brainwave Careers that empowers learners by helping them discover who they are and the career options best suited for them.
The Career Xplora portal offers over 55 career quizzes and a variety of other school, career, tertiary and job content that is accessible at any time, customized for the learner at minimal data costs. This innovative mobile career helpline is also designed to enable real-time chats between learners and Career Xplora facilitators from Monday to Wednesday 15:00-18:00 and Thursday’s 15:00 - 20:00.
Learners can download the Career Xplora PWA from the Google Playstore. Alternatively, they can visit www.careerxplora.com on their cell phone. The site is accessible with any cell phone that has a web browser. A quick registration is required before they can start exploring the service.