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NEW Study From Work launch: Flexible online qualifications for professionals

Posted on 24/11/2021 by

Study From Work offers professionals flexible online qualifications.

Today we are announcing our launch of our brand new self-directed learning platform and industry led qualifications with Study From Work!

These qualifications are not focused on just travel and tourism, but on professional skills and knowledge that can offer benefits for any career or business wanting to upskill their team.

Here’s a little more about this exciting new development. (more…)

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JUCY and AJ Hackett inspire ITC Students

Posted on 17/11/2021 by

Leo Medina, a Sales Manager for AJ Hackett Bungy, recently gave a presentation to ITC students.

ITC is always seeking new ways to engage and inspire students, and recently, that has included presentations from two industry giants – JUCY and AJ Hackett.

We were happy to have Clare Frost from JUCY and Leo Medina from AJ Hackett Bungy NZ chat to students and staff about tourism, working in the industry, and much more. These chats were available for level 4 students who are completing their studies this year and were in their final week of study, making for a timely and welcome boost for those about to get started in the industry.

Here’s a little more about our speakers and the feedback we received following their presentations. (more…)

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What’s happening around the world? An update on travel and tourism around the globe

Posted on 10/11/2021 by

The world is starting to open up. Here’s an update on what’s happening around the world in travel and tourism.

 

Here in New Zealand we’re working on getting our vaccine numbers up before really relaunching travel and more ease of movement, but overseas the travel and tourism industry is already heating up.

Thanks to increased vaccination rates and measures such as vaccine passports on planes, more and more countries have been able to open up for travel, and there are countless new headlines about this travel boom every single day.

With travel being so popular and airlines operating at higher levels, it has meant that incredible employment opportunities are becoming available worldwide.

Here are a select few to keep you updated. (more…)

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2022 is just around the corner – here’s why so many are enrolling with ITC already!

Posted on 03/11/2021 by

We’re enrolling for 2022, and already seeing plenty of sign ups!

With the New Year not far away, many students are wondering what comes after high school. And many, as it turns out, have decided that it’s a career in tourism in travel!

ITC is already enrolling for our 2022 courses, and we’re excited to see so many young learners from around the country choose the International Travel College of New Zealand.

Our courses cover levels 3, 4, and 5, and provide a range of industry-recognised qualifications in travel, tourism, and aviation. Each course offers a realistic look into the industry, and provides the skills and knowledge you’ll need to get started in a role.

Of course we’re excited about our courses – but why are students so keen on ITC as well? Here’s a little more about why young learners love ITC. (more…)

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The ITC Business of Tourism Academy: A fantastic option for high schools in 2022

Posted on 20/10/2021 by

ITC and the Te Arataki Ki Te Uru Trades Academy are offering a Business of Tourism Academy for high school students in Auckland in 2022.

 

In 2022, ITC is pairing up with the Te Arataki Ki Te Uru Trades Academy to offer a Business of Tourism Academy for high school students in Auckland. 

This fantastic course option will give students the opportunity to learn about tourism from a business point of view, with a real focus on the entrepreneurial side of things that Kiwis are so famous for.

Courses will be available at level two and level three, ensuring learners can make a start in the industry at either level. Additionally, these courses cover a range of sectors in the industry, including adventure tourism, airline and airports, accommodation, activities, attractions and many more.

This is the course option for anyone considering a robust career in tourism and tourism management in the future. (more…)

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Tourism to become an Achievement Standard subject from 2023

Posted on 13/10/2021 by

From 2023, tourism will be available as an Achievement Standard in New Zealand high schools.

 

 

In a massive, exciting announcement for the tourism industry, the Ministry of Education recently accepted tourism as an Achievement Standard subject, starting 2023.

This means that students will be able to earn Achievement Standards at levels 2 and 3 in high schools around New Zealand, and ITC couldn’t be more excited to see this pathway open up for young learners. In fact, we even had a hand in helping to make it happen.

Here’s a little more about the announcement and how ITC encouraged it to happen.

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Meet the graduate who took the opportunity for an International Exchange through ITC

Posted on 06/10/2021 by

Titi is currently working overseas with The Broadmoor.

After graduation, some students set about finding work in the industry here in New Zealand. Yet there are also plenty of students who head overseas on International Exchange Programs to gain valuable international experience.

One of those students is Titi Tomasi, a recent ITC graduate who headed to the states to work for The Broadmoor.

We recently caught up with Titi to ask her about her experience and see how she’s enjoying her time there. We also heard from Vicki Kenny, the CEO of International Working Holidays. (more…)

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ITC staff have more than 187 years of experience between them – what it means for students

Posted on 29/09/2021 by

Our wonderful ITC and Study From Home team.

At ITC, we’re big believers in lived experience.

That’s why our tutors are just great tutors – they’re experts in travel and tourism. They have worked in the industry, travelled plenty, and know exactly what it takes to not just get into travel jobs, but to thrive in them as well.

Together, they have had more than 187 years of experience, and every one of them adds something special for our students.

187 years of experience brings ITC students more than just quality education. It brings a memorable experience for everyone they interact with, support, real life stories, and expertise. The team at ITC and Study From Home ‘go the extra mile’ every day regardless of lockdowns. This is why so many students continue their studies and recommend a friend.

Recently, we asked each staff member to share what it is they do to go the extra mile for our students, especially in regards to recent lockdowns. Here’s what they each had to say! (more…)

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Behind the scenes with ITC’s blogger, Hayley

Posted on 22/09/2021 by

A Kiwi exploring Canada, at the famous Moraine Lake (before lockdowns!).

Usually, I write about something that’s happening with ITC or SFH, chatting to incredible graduates and wonderful ITC/SFH staff, covering industry updates, or writing about the amazingness that is New Zealand tourism.

This time, the team at ITC thought it might be an idea to write about something a little more personal – me.

You see, I’m not holed up in an Auckland office (although that is how my writing career began). I’m not actually even in New Zealand (although I am a Kiwi through and through) – I’m currently living in Montreal, Canada. As such, I’ve had a bit of a different pandemic experience than most Kiwis.

Here’s my story! (more…)

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ITC sends postcards to graduates who land jobs in the industry

Posted on 15/09/2021 by

Sending postcards to students who have landed roles in the industry is one of the best parts of the job!

ITC doesn’t have thousands of students every year, or lecture theatres packed with hundreds of students.

At ITC, our tutors know every student by name, and throughout the course of study, get to know their students and care about them. That’s one of the biggest benefits of being a tertiary education provider on a smaller scale – our students are so much more than just numbers.

In fact, it’s this genuine relationship we have with students that led to us starting our postcard initiative! (more…)

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