Our Programme

On 13 October, 2021, the GE Foundation, with GE South Africa and the Programme for Technological Careers (PROTEC), launched Next Engineers Johannesburg. Together, we are investing in Johannesburg's young people — the future engineers who will drive the change the world needs.

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Engineering Discovery
Ages 13-14

Opportunities to explore and discover

Students (ages 13 to 14) build awareness about what engineers do through a variety of short, exploratory sessions led by GE engineers. Volunteers deliver creative, hands-on activities in the classroom or community to inspire young people and expand their understanding of what engineering is all about.

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Engineering Camp
Ages 14-15

An immersive learning experience

In the winter of 2022, Next Engineers Johannesburg will offer a series of Engineering Camps, perfect for 8th and 9th grade students. Students (ages 14 to 15) are immersed in the engineering process through a week-long camp experience. Students interact with experienced engineering faculty, staff, and business leaders as they complete design challenges inspired by real-world scenarios, building an identity as aspiring engineers. All Engineering Camps are free of cost.

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Engineering Academy
Ages 15-18

A transformative learning experience

Are you a 10th grade student? Do you want the chance to think and act like an engineer? Apply to be in the Engineering Academy. Over three years, students (ages 15 to 18) learn engineering skills and prepare for college. With over 80 hours per year outside of school, the Academy includes a series of immersive design challenges, career coaching, and college-readiness workshops to equip young people with the skills they need to build an engineering career. All Next Engineers: Engineering Academy Johannesburg graduates who enter higher education for engineering degrees will be awarded $6,000 USD in financial support. We will begin accepting applications in November 2021.