ELMI’s vision of Dream it – Do it – Be it; is more than a framed picture on the wall of the institution, it’s a legacy that we believe in and live by whole heartedly each passing day. In order to help young adults to identify their dreams so that they can pursue them, ELMI offers a number of initiatives to the scholars in and around East London.
ELMI College delivers the innovative, interactive and super fun CREW (Career Readiness Workshops) during the June/July school holidays. These three day workshops, offered free of charge to Grade 12’s, give these soon to be students the opportunity to test their interest, skill and ability in a variety of fields. The aim is to help the individual identify which course/s or field/s of study best suits them.
Budding Graphic designers spread their creative wings delving into the finer aspects of Photoshop, whilst IT Whizzkids busy themselves in the Computer Workshop studying wireless networking and security. The Financial, Marketing, HR and Business learners familiarise themselves with Essential Entrepreneurship, Business, Sales and Marketing Workshops.
Some of the scholars who attended the 2016 CREW had this to say after the three days was up:
“I just want to take this moment to say thanks for the best three days of my life not only were they educational but fun too…” Kyle Thatchell – Greenpoint Secondary School
“I made new friends that I know I can keep for a long time all thanks to you guys…” Sisabonga Ndamane – Queenstown Girls’ High School
“The CREW workshop was worth me always being on Dolly’s case about inviting me, please tell her I’m sorry as I really wanted to be a part of this workshop, it was incredible…” Cwayita Silinga – Hudson Park High School
“The crew taught me a lot of things about what kind of person I really am and what kind of field is better for me and now I’m sure marketing is my calling all thanks to Dolly and Abi, you guys really played a huge role in my future I’m so thankful…” Lutholwethu Gafini – Dale College Boys’ High School
“I just want to say please DON’T STOP what you guys are doing, as it does make a difference in people’s lives “DREAM IT DO IT BE IT”…” Bongani Mxinwa – Cambridge High School