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Qantas staff inspired and energised after ITC PD day

Posted on 20/08/2019 by

ITC recently hosted a Professional Development day for Qantas call centre staff.

One little-known fact about ITC is that we run professional development days with the likes of Explore Group NZ and Qantas.

Recently, staff from the Qantas call centre came into ITC for a fun day of training and team bonding.

The workshop was led by Daniel Maine, whose main role is short course tutor and marketing support. 

Daniel is known for his enthusiasm, energy, and awesome sense of humour – and this workshop certainly ticked all of those boxes.


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Be inspired: ‘ITC helped me to speak up and stand out’

Posted on 13/08/2019 by

ITC graduate Brooke Manak says ITC helped her feel more confident and outspoken.

Welcome to ‘Be Inspired’. Every few months, we give you a ‘behind-the-scenes’ glimpse into the journey of an inspirational ITC student and share what it took for them to achieve their goals. Everyone climbs their own Everest, and these students hope to inspire others by sharing the truth of their journey to the summit.

Like many students, when Brooke Manak started studying at ITC she was quite shy.

Public speaking terrified her and she would get anxious before presentations. 

But, thanks to ITC’s supportive tutors and learning environment, she slowly came out of her shell and gained the confidence to speak up and stand out.


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5 ways students benefit from our close ties with the tourism industry

Posted on 06/08/2019 by

Students benefit from our close and friendly relationship with many tourism businesses.

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is actively involved in the tourism industry.

ITC has close ties with tourism businesses and organisations – and students reap the benefits.

Here are five ways ITC’s industry involvement helps students advance their tourism careers.


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ITC inspires young people into tourism with epic short courses

Posted on 30/07/2019 by

Daniel, Sarah and Devin – the epic team teaching ITC short courses.

Did you know ITC teaches epic short courses to high school students throughout New Zealand? And that we also support tourism teachers and the wider tourism industry by supplying educational resources?

“ITC’s Tourism Education Team makes a significant impact on students, tourism teachers, STAR, Gateway & careers advisors nationwide,” says ITC’s Marketing Manager and Tourism Education Team Lead Mel Jenkins.

“We inspire young people and open their eyes to the exciting career opportunities in the tourism, travel and aviation industry.” 


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Aviation students: Where are they now?

Posted on 23/07/2019 by

ITC tutor Ali leads a flight attending workshop in our Airport Training Centre.

One of ITC’s most popular qualifications is the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a strand in Aviation

This 20-week, Level 3 course covers topics such as flight attending, aviation security, check-in procedures, international travel documentation, baggage processing, airport geography, and more.

For the first time ever, ITC’s Botany campus is offering a new morning course from 9 am to 1 pm.

To celebrate the launch of this new course, let’s take a look at where some of ITC’s aviation graduates are working now.


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Five tips for overcoming shyness in the classroom

Posted on 16/07/2019 by

Taking small steps out of your comfort zone can take you from shyness to confidence.

It’s normal to feel shy in class. Many of our students feel this way when they start, but they soon come out of their shell once they realise ITC offers a supportive learning environment.

If you’re starting a new class soon – or you’re currently studying but feeling shy – here are five tips to help you overcome shyness. 


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Three inspiring videos by ITC students

Posted on 09/07/2019 by

Hear from ITC students in one of our inspiring videos below. 

Want to learn more about studying airline, travel and tourism at the International Travel College?

One of the best ways to get a peek behind-the-scenes of life at ITC is to watch one of our many student videos over on our Facebook page

From videos of students bungy jumping to classes on work experience, we’re building quite the library of epic video content.

Here are three of our most inspiring videos. 


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How to make the next six months of 2019 count

Posted on 02/07/2019 by

July is the perfect time to revisit your goals from January and make a plan for the rest of the year.

We’re officially halfway through 2019.

With six months to go until another new year dawns, now is a good time to reflect on your goals for 2019 and make any necessary adjustments.

Here are some tips for making the next six months of 2019 count.


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In memory of our cherished colleague Richard Euston

Posted on 27/06/2019 by

Richard Euston was a cherished colleague and friend and we all miss him so much.

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the sudden death of Richard Euston. Richard was the Team Leader of our Study From Home team, and had been at ITC since 2015. He was a dedicated team member who always went above and beyond for his students, he loved hearing about their success and was genuinely devoted to helping people into the industry he loved.

He was the most diligent, hard-working and amiable guy who we all loved working with, and he would happily accept all challenges. He was also funny, smart, humble, resourceful and the most flexible of people, nothing was too much trouble.

We will all miss him so much. Everyone he worked with cherished his humour, good heart and caring nature. We are so saddened, shocked and our love and thoughts are with Stacey and his family. 

Richard’s life will be celebrated on Saturday 29th June – 11am Howick Funeral Home. All students are welcome to attend and pay their respects.

This is also a very sad time for the ITC team as we have lost a cherished colleague and friend, so thank you in advance for your kind words, love and understanding.

We also understand that many of you may be feeling shocked and grieved by this news. If you would like to speak to someone, please call Lifeline (open 24/7) on 0800 543 354.

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Upcoming Open Days and Events at ITC

Posted on 25/06/2019 by

An ITC event or open day is coming to a campus near you soon.

Thinking about studying airline, travel or tourism in 2019 or 2020?

Visit ITC to get a taste of what this industry is all about!

We have several Open Days and Events coming up over the next few months.


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