Wednesday 22nd March 2017
JLC lays foundations for dream job
John Leggott College graduate Aivis Provejs is celebrating after taking the first steps in to his dream career.
Aivis, who originally came from Latvia as an International to study at the college, had aspirations to work in an architecture firm. Since leaving in 2013 he has since gone on to work in London as an architect’s assistant.
“Being passionate is an incredible thing. Being supported by the right peers is a game changer and JLC Art Department definitely helped me to the point of where I am currently at,” says Aivis.
“By offering highest class of professionals and learning facilities with loads of equipment to test creative ideas, it is a solid ground to start a creative career. My experience at the Art department was one of the nicest times of my life and I really felt welcomed. In fact, that was a foundation for my Architectural career. The staff were incredible, especially Sam and Bruce, which gave a family-feeling environment.”
Art tutor at JLC Bruce Knight, “the Creative Arts and Design Technology Departments remember when Aivis Provejs enrolled at John Leggott College in 2012. He presented himself with a level of drive and commitment to his subjects which was inspiring for those that taught him.
At every given point, Aivis embraced the College’s unique facilities to plan, research and develop creative material in a dedicated and focused manner to fulfil his ambition of becoming an architect. What was wonderful about Aivis’s approach to student life, and it was this, ultimately, that enthused both teachers, technicians and students alike, was the absolute humility and aspirational level of commitment he presented to all when he was at John Leggott College.
Aivis’s exemplary legacy for present and future students at John Leggott College, is one very much rooted to the core of all the values that this institute stands for to those studying here: believe in yourself and embrace the experience.”
Aivis continues, “at the end of the day, it is all that matters, to be surrounded with those who care and understand.”
“It felt like a really nice community, we helped each other and were guided to take risky steps towards finding ourselves. It is actually something I long to return to. In the department, I learnt to use various mediums to express my thought process and refined my skills in oil painting. But it is not about what I learnt, but more about how much support the department offered,” concludes Aivis.
The JLC art department have enjoyed great success over recent years, currently some of the existing cohort have accepted places at university to study automotive design through to fine art. If you are interested in applying to the college, you will need to apply by the 14th April to guarantee a place on your selected courses (GCSE results pending). Head to jlc-applynow.co.uk to complete and subject your form.