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Airline, travel and tourism courses for everyone

Posted on 07/05/2019 by

Kickstart your airline, travel and tourism career with a qualification from ITC.

At ITC, we understand there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to study. That’s why we offer a range of study options and courses.

We want to make studying airline, travel and tourism accessible to everyone who’s passionate about this exciting industry.

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Five ways ITC brings real-world learning to the classroom

Posted on 30/04/2019 by

Study at ITC and benefit from real-world learning, such as work experience, industry speakers, career expos and more.

At ITC, we believe for students to thrive in the tourism industry, they need to learn from more than just textbooks.

That’s why we pride ourselves on bringing ‘real-world learning’ to the classroom.

“The tourism industry is about people, first and foremost,” says ITC Marketing Manager Mel Jenkins.

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ITC gets into the Easter spirit

Posted on 23/04/2019 by

Some of our wonderful ITC staff looking eggscellent!

Welcome back after the long weekend!

We hope you enjoyed plenty of quality time with family and friends, some rest and relaxation, and of course some delicious Easter eggs.

Everyone here at ITC well and truly embraced the Easter spirit last week. We hosted special Easter-themed Open Days, as well as shared lunches, travel quizzes, and other fun events.

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‘Studying at ITC was one of the best decisions I ever made’

Posted on 16/04/2019 by

ITC graduate Eileen enjoys a well-deserved break in beautiful Rarotonga.

In November 2012, Eileen Verona left her home country of the Philippines and travelled to New Zealand to study at ITC.

She says that it was “one of the best decisions” she ever made – and after reading her story, you’ll find it easy to see why.

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Meet the ITC graduate making headlines

Posted on 09/04/2019 by

ITC graduate Leo Seuula recently appeared on Seven Sharp and the New Zealand Herald.

Does the name Leo Seuula ring a bell? Even if his name doesn’t sound familiar, you might recognise his friendly face – because Leo has been making headlines left, right and centre!

The ITC graduate has been featured on Seven Sharp and the New Zealand Herald, described as “the man living the dream helping thrill seekers jump off Auckland’s Sky Tower”.

Leo works for AJ Hackett, helping tourists and adventure seekers walk around (or jump off!) the ring of the Sky Tower – some 192m above street level.

For most people, this would be a terrifying thing to do once – let alone for your day job – but Leo says he’s living his dream.

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ITC students get epic work experience at Polyfest

Posted on 02/04/2019 by

ITC tutor Daniel Maine says he was blown away by his students professionalism, passion and positive attitude at Polyfest.

Staff and students from the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) had an awesome time at the 2019 ASB Polyfest last month.

ITC tourism educator and marketing support person, Daniel Maine, hosted the ITC stall at the event, along with several student helpers.

For ITC students, being at Polyfest was a fantastic work experience and networking opportunity.

Daniel says he was blown away by the students professionalism, passion, and all-round amazing attitude on what was an action-packed, epic day.

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Be inspired: ‘ITC made me more understanding and inclusive’

Posted on 26/03/2019 by

Crissy Briggs says studying at ITC made her a more confident, understanding, and inclusive person.

Welcome back to the ITC Blog. We took a break from publishing content last week in the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attack. Our hearts go out to all the victims and their families, and we stand with the Muslim community of Christchurch and New Zealand during this challenging time.

We feel that, now more than ever, it’s important to share stories of hope, resilience, leadership, and community, so we are proud to publish this week’s blog post about one of our most inspirational students, Crissy Briggs. Below, Crissy shares her story of overcoming adversity to become “the leader she always wanted to be”. We are so proud of Crissy and we hope you enjoy reading about her journey.

Some people see studying as a ‘means to an end’ – something you need to do to get a good job.

But studying gives you so much more than just a qualification. Studying can also help boost your confidence, increase your understanding of the world, and improve your communication skills.

This was certainly the case for Crissy Briggs. Crissy says studying at ITC changed her into “a more open, understanding, and sympathetic person”.

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ITC could be an option for Yr 13 students with back-to-school blues

Posted on 12/03/2019 by

The travel and tourism industry is fun, fast-paced and ideal for energetic people who are passionate about showing off New Zealand to overseas visitors.

Some Year 13 students returning to school for their final year in 2019 may be experiencing ‘back-to-school blues’.

While completing Year 13 is an excellent option for many, some students are tired of high school and ready to embark on their next challenge.

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ITC celebrates two long-serving staff members

Posted on 05/03/2019 by

Lesley and Michelle celebrate 10 years and 20 years at ITC respectively.

Two of ITC’s legendary staff members – Michelle Chatfield and Lesley Brough – celebrated exciting employment milestones recently.

Michelle celebrated 20 years working at the College and Lesley celebrated 10 years. Michelle is ITC’s Head of Group Services and Lesley is the International Marketing Manager.

Both were treated like queens for a day of celebration, which included a team lunch, themed cupcakes, heartwarming speeches, and thoughtful gifts such as champagne and flowers.

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23 countries and counting: Meet Ruby Wade (ITC tutor)

Posted on 26/02/2019 by

Ruby Wade is a travel and tourism tutor at ITC’s Christchurch campus.

Meet Ruby Wade, a travel and tourism tutor at ITC’s Christchurch campus. Since catching the travel bug, Ruby visited 23 countries in just five years and is now teaching her passion to our lucky students in Christchurch. Read on to learn more about Ruby’s experience and travel tales.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I love travel, food and culture with a passion! I have always loved travelling and exploring new places (although it always makes me feel happy to come home to such a beautiful country). I’m also a homebody; I love renovating my house and spending time with my two lovely dogs, Meg and Bailey. I’m also getting married soon so it’s a really exciting time in my life.

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