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At the International Travel College (ITC), we educate young people about tourism in a variety of ways — some of which might surprise you.
In addition to our on-campus and Study From Home qualifications, we also work closely with schools and education providers to make sure they have the resources they need to support the next generation of tourism workers.
For example, we provide Gateway workbooks to education providers. Students complete Gateway workbooks while on work experience in the tourism industry and gain NCEA Level 3 credits.In the Community, News, Student success | Tagged Gateway resources |
Tourism students from the International Travel College (ITC) made an excellent impression in front of industry at the New Zealand Tourism Awards in Christchurch earlier this month.
Several students volunteered at the awards, giving their time to help Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) run a smooth, seamless event.
“We were so impressed. We could not have asked for more pleasant and switched on volunteers,” says Trina Edwards, TIA Events & Marketing Specialist.
“All were on time, immaculately dressed, enthusiastic and ready to help with whatever they were asked.”In the Community, News, Student success | Leave a reply
Students on the cusp of entering the tourism workforce got a ‘taste of tourism’ at the ITC Industry Expo in August.
Several leading tourism businesses presented to ITC students, including Jucy, Fullers, AJ Hackett, Explore, Avsec, Customs, Sudima Hotel, and Fat Camel Backpackers.
The purpose of the Industry Expo is to educate students about what it’s like to work in the industry. It also gives tourism businesses the chance to impress the next generation of tourism workers, in the hope of attracting high-calibre staff.
It’s no secret that skilled tourism workers are in high demand, so tourism businesses jumped at the chance to get in front of a group of engaged, motivated tourism students.In the Community, News, Student success | Tagged Industry Expo | Leave a reply
Students from ITC’s Christchurch Campus recently visited local tourism businesses to see firsthand what it’s like to work in the industry.
They visited Flight Centre, Breakfree Hotel and Crowne Plaza in one epic, eye-opening day.
ITC Level 3 student Ja Kharkrang was really impressed with how much she learned on the site visits.In the Community, News, Student success | Tagged Christchurch, site visits, study tourism, Tourism Industry, Work Experience | Leave a reply
Homesickness, minimum wage rules, employment contracts – these are all issues pertinent to New Zealand’s international student community.
That’s why the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) welcomed a guest speaker from the Migrant Workers Association of Aotearoa last week.
Association spokesperson Anu Kaloti attended an International Student Lunch at ITC’s City Campus on Wednesday 9 May, where she spoke in-depth about NZ employment rights, such as contracts and minimum wage.In the Community, News | Tagged international education, International Students | Leave a reply
The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is bringing its industry-leading airline, travel and tourism qualifications to Christchurch.
ITC will be delivering Level 3 and Level 4 NZQA courses at the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) from mid-March this year.
“We are incredibly excited to bring our industry-leading qualifications to Christchurch,” says ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley.In the Community, News | Tagged Christchurch, South Island, Tourism, Tourism Courses | Leave a reply
Late last year, the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) delivered a workshop for Explore Group to help prepare Explore’s staff for what might be the busiest summer on record.
With 22 years of tourism training experience, ITC is passionate about delivering training to students and tourism businesses. All of ITC’s staff are qualified trainers with practical tourism experience.
“Before our tutors became teachers, they were tourism professionals. They worked in airline, travel, and tourism, and have first-hand experience of the unique skills required to thrive in this growing industry,” says Claire Huxley, ITC Marketing Director.In the Community, News, Study inspiration | Tagged staff training, Tourism training | Leave a reply
In an act of festive generosity, the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has donated over $5,000 to charity for Christmas.
Staff voted to donate to charity in lieu of a Christmas party – and the Auckland City Mission, The Salvation Army, and YWCA were the lucky recipients.In the Community, News | Leave a reply
Japanese businesspeople recently learned all about New Zealand’s thriving tourism industry at a workshop in Okinawa.
ITC tutor Takeyuki Morita delivered a workshop about sustainable tourism management while in Japan on an international marketing trip. Originally from Okinawa, Takeyuki took this opportunity to share his knowledge about New Zealand tourism with his home country.
Takeyuki was invited by the Okinawa Chamber of Commerce to deliver the workshop, which had the topic of ‘Cross-Cultural Communication in Business Management’.In the Community, News, Staff News | Leave a reply
ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley recently attended Tourism Summit Aotearoa, where she learned more about the TIA’s Sustainability Commitment. Here are some of her thoughts and ideas for putting sustainability into action as the tourism industry works towards its Tourism 2025 goals.
Having had an exhilarating experience at the Tourism Summit Aotearoa Workshops this week, I feel compelled to share some of my own thoughts and ideas around how the tourism industry can thrive and prosper as we all zoom towards the collective Tourism 2025 vision.In the Community, News | Leave a reply