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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 tutor Daniel Maine’s Rarotonga getaway: “I had the whole island to myself!’

Posted on 16/06/2021 by

ITC tutor Daniel Maine recently visited Rarotonga. Hear about his incredible experience!

On May 17, New Zealand opened a two-way bubble with the Cook Islands, allowing visitors to enjoy quarantine-free travel in both directions.

One of the very first to fly from New Zealand to Rarotonga was ITC’s own Daniel Maine, who was kind enough to share his experiences with us when he got back.

Read more about Daniel’s incredible trip and what it was like to travel in a bubble! (more…)

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Meet Susan Afoa: Former student, current tutor, and Pacifica leadership personal development scholarship recipient!

Posted on 25/02/2021 by

Meet Susan Afoa: Former student, current tutor, and Pacifica leadership personal development scholarship recipient!

We first introduced Susan Afoa in June last year when she was a new tutor for ITC Botany, but when we first met her, it was almost 10 years ago when she enrolled as a student!

Susan has come a long way in the past decade, and we couldn’t be more proud of her success story, or more excited for her to be part of our team so she can help new students follow in her footsteps.

We recently caught up with Susan to learn more about her experiences, her work as a tutor, and her exciting new scholarship! (more…)

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Visit ITC at the Go With Tourism Expo

Posted on 22/07/2020 by

ITC representatives at last year’s Go With Tourism Expo.

ITC is once again attending the popular Go With Tourism Expo

This amazing expo is a great opportunity to learn more about a career in tourism and meet with different employers and providers, including ITC.

When: Thursday 6 August to Saturday 8 August

Where: ASB Showgrounds (Greenlane)

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Introducing Susan Afoa

Posted on 03/06/2020 by

Welcome Susan! She is a new tutor at our Botany campus.

Mauri, Talofa Lava and Kia ora! 

My name is Susan Afoa and I am a new tutor at ITC Botany. I am of I-Kiribati and Samoan heritage, but have lived in NZ my whole life. 

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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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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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ITC the place-to-see for visiting Okinawa tourism officials

Posted on 29/01/2019 by

When officials from Okinawa are in New Zealand, they usually reach out to ITC tutor Takeyuki Morita to learn more about ITC and tourism in NZ.

Earlier this year, officials from Okinawa Council in Japan arrived in New Zealand for a four-day whirlwind business trip.

The officials came to New Zealand to research how to provide better tourism facilities in Okinawa. They reached out to ITC for advice and asked to be shown around the ITC Campus.

Unfortunately, ITC was closed for the summer holiday period, but one of our tutors, Takeyuki Moreta, was honoured to meet with the officials on ITC’s behalf.

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