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Talent management as a public interest task
Reaching out to young talents determines the competitiveness of a country and thus talent management is a national strategy issue and a public interest task. In mass education the high-quality individual development of children is not manageable, therefore when performing this public interest task, the state relies on Mathias Corvinus Collegium that has been engaged in this activity for twenty-five years. In turn, MCC supports young people, committed to the country, eager to make a contribution to the local communities and feeling responsible for their fellow-countrymen and the environment, in unleashing their talents – irrespective of their social and cultural circumstances – and in harnessing their talents for their own benefit and later on for the benefit of all Hungarians.
MCC assumes the responsibility of training ten thousand students in the years to come instead of the 2500 children currently enrolled in its programmes. It will be present in 19 county seats and in another 16 towns inhabited by Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin and is considering to open centres in Western Europe as well. This requires the renovation and extension of its current buildings and the involvement of new training facilities in the talent development programme.
Pécs: at last the University Programme is to launch outside the capital city
MCC’s programme meant for university students is currently available in Budapest and Cluj-Napoca. If the National Assembly decides to transfer the building of the former officers’ mess in Pécs to MCC, it will convert the historic building – after renovations – into an education-talent management centre of several age groups and a student hostel accommodating 150 students. According to the strategy of Mathias Corvinus Collegium, the University Programme may also obtain new campuses in Szeged, Debrecen, Győr and Miskolc, in addition to Pécs.
Szombathely, Zalaegerszeg, Szekszárd: expansion of the primary and secondary school programmes
In the next five years we will increase the headcount of our programme offered to senior school students from the current 700 to 3500 students, and that of our programme offered to secondary school students from 1300 to 4000 students all over the Carpathian Basin. If the National Assembly approves the relevant bill, as new locations, the former girls’ school in Szombathely, the former town hall in Zalaegerszeg and a commercial building in Szekszárd may be involved in the expansion being also beneficial to the said towns.
The deserted real property at Révfülöp revives as a free children’s camp
MCC would create a free camp for its students studying in its expanding talent management programme at the real property in Révfülöp that may be transferred to the talent management institution upon a positive decision by the National Assembly.
The most part of the abandoned building complex has not been in use for decades, its unheated and uncooled buildings are in poor condition and the abandonment of the area in central management have frequently caused annoyance to the municipality and the population of the town.
If the area is transferred to MCC, it will set up a modern children’s camp accommodating several hundreds of students where recurrent trainings and playful activities can be organised in every season.
Economic and social benefits of MCC’s property developments
The primary advantage of MCC’s property developments is that MCC’s trainings of high standards appear in the given towns offering a run-up track for the talented students of the given towns.
Moreover, MCC may liven up long abandoned and unused properties some of them deserted for decades and being in a very poor condition since their utilisation did not worth it either to the state or the municipality or the market actors. Nevertheless, MCC is committed to restore the “old splendour” of the buildings and fill them and their surroundings with liveliness. Wherever it is possible, MCC will use its new buildings to join the cultural life of the town by opening a coffee shop, a bookstore and a community space for the youth and organising events welcoming also the people living there.
For each real property, MCC will pay close attention to their environmental sustainability, their fitting into the landscape, the preservation of cultural values and the built heritage and will only perform developments that are agreed to by the municipal leaders, benefit the community, are consistent with the interests of the local population and contribute to local economic expansion.
Upon renovating the real properties involved in the talent management programme, Mathias Corvinus Collegium will maintain and develop those services (e.g. rental) through which the given real property can generate income. Funds from such activities will be spent by MCC on ensuring the financial sustainability of operation and on further improving the standards of the talent management programme.