Imagine being able to wake up every morning and say “I work at the happiest place on earth”.
That’s a reality for ITC graduate Benjamin Strickland. He is working at Disney World in America as a Quick Service Food and Beverage Attendant. He’s stationed in the Pinocchio Village Haus in the Magic Kingdom.
“I work for one of the most well-known companies in the world and the location I work at is the happiest place on earth,” says Benjamin.News, Student success | Leave a reply
Several travel and tourism students from ITC are participating in an exciting work experience opportunity next week.
They will be volunteering at the annual CATE (Careers & Transition Education Association Aotearoa) Conference at SkyCity from Tuesday 13 November to Thursday 15 November.In the Community, News | Leave a reply
Tourism is a fun, rewarding industry, but like any sector, it takes hard work, commitment, and a positive attitude to climb the career ladder.
Whether you’re a high school student, a recent graduate, or 20 years into your career, watching inspiring speeches is a great way to stay motivated (and an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s wisest people).
Here are three of our favourite inspiring speeches to watch (and rewatch) at all stages of your tourism career.News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Normally, the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) enforces a strict black and white dress code (to help students get into the habit of dressing professionally).
However, if you walked into the ITC City Campus on October 3, black was almost nowhere to be seen.
Everyone turned up to College in their brightest colours to raise money for Kidscan.News, Student success | Leave a reply
After graduating with a Level 4 qualification seven years ago, Laura Orsbourn has returned to ITC to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism Level 5.
Laura has spent the past seven years working in hotels, and is studying Level 5 to pursue her lifelong dream of working at Disney World.
“I have come back to ITC to apply for the Walt Disney Cultural Program 2020,” says Laura.News, Student success | Leave a reply
Did you know the air travel industry supports 65.5 million jobs around the world? And it’s worth $27.7 trillion in global economic activity?
These impressive figures come from a new research report by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).
ATAG is raising awareness about the size of the global air travel industry and the huge impact it has on millions of lives around the world.Airline, News, Travel and Tourism News | Leave a reply
If you’ve been reading the news lately, you’ll know it’s never been a better time to enter the tourism industry.
There are more job vacancies than applicants, tourism businesses are expanding, and international visitor numbers continue to rise.
Tourism is thriving, and that creates the perfect conditions for you to fast-track your tourism career and take advantage of opportunities that come your way.News, Student success, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
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