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3 transferable skills you learn from studying tourism

Posted on 21/04/2020 by

A tourism qualification opens up many job opportunities.

A qualification in tourism is highly transferable – just ask our graduates!

We have graduates working in the industry, but also in other professions – from sales and marketing to teaching, human resources, business management, and more.

At a time when New Zealand’s tourism industry is going through some big changes, it’s worth celebrating the diversity of a tourism qualification – it’s one that opens many doors.

Here are the top 3 transferable skills you learn from studying tourism.

1. Communications

Studying tourism teaches you how to communicate clearly, kindly, and effectively with people from all walks of life.

At ITC, our qualifications are packed with role plays to help build your confidence in public speaking and communicating.

Many of our students tell us that when they begin studying with us, they feel shy, but by the end of the qualification, they get a huge confidence boost.

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2. Customer service

It’s no exaggeration to say that tourism professionals are customer service superstars!

Tourism is, above all, about making people happy and helping them enjoy an experience of a lifetime.

You can apply this skill to almost any job, and it’s sure to take you places. Everyone loves a customer service superstar.

3. Cultural awareness

A tourism qualification doesn’t just teach you how to work in the industry – it also teaches you about the world and the many different cultures within it.

Think of it as a global education – you’ll learn about how different cultures live, work, and learn, and become far more culturally sensitive and aware as a result.

This skill is immensely helpful in any job, and helps you become a great communicator and colleague. 

Are you looking for a job?

If you’re an ITC graduate and you’re currently looking for work, remember you’re welcome to reach out to our incredible employment consultants, Nicky and Sarndra.

Nicky and Sarndra are actively working with students and graduates to explore job opportunities, both within the tourism industry and in other sectors. Recently, they helped one graduate, Ruji Huang, find employment in the healthcare sector as a call centre representative for St John’s.

If you’d like to learn more about job opportunities, please get in touch

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