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Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) courses will be launched in Kaposvár and Dunaszerdahely in Slovakia. Applications are now open for primary and secondary school students for the programs starting in September. With the expansion, MCC will provide education for more than 7000 students in 28 locations.
The Dunaszerdahely center is the first MCC training site in Slovakia, aiming to support the most talented young Hungarians from the city and the region. The center will offer training courses in Dunaszerdahely at first, but later this year it will organize public lectures and educational programs in several other cities in Slovakia, from Pozsony (Bratislava) to Királyhelmec (Kráľovský Chlmec). The Kaposvár Training Center offers a unique free training opportunity for young people in Somogy County. From September, the Young Talent Program (FIT) for upper primary school students and the High School Program (KP) will be available at the new locations.
It is planned that, in the new school year, 25 fifth graders and 100 high school students will start their studies in each of the two centers. Primary and high school students from Hungary and abroad can apply for the free extra-curricular courses of the talent promotion programs until 18 June (KP) and 30 June (FIT). Mónika Zita Nagy runs the Kaposvár training center and Krisztián Pomichal the center in Dunaszerdahely.
In addition to talent development for youth, Mathias Corvinus Collegium will also offer public lectures by a number of national and international experts. Book launches, conferences, debates, and other public events will enrich the local cultural life. In addition, the Parents' Academy, a program specifically for parents to support talent development, will be available both in Kaposvár and Dunaszerdahely, as well as the MCC Teachers' Conference, which will reach nearly 100 teachers and education professionals.
Over the next few years, Mathias Corvinus Collegium plans to make its free talent programs available in 35 Hungarian settlements across the Carpathian Basin. It will then provide development opportunities for 3,500 primary school students, 4,500 high school students, 1,500 university students, and 500 young people in other programs. Nearly 10,000 students will then have the opportunity to participate in MCC programs.