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Catching up with Shaz: An inspiring update with an ITC grad!

Posted on 21/05/2024 by

Shaz in their happy place – snowy Canada!

We often (ok, endlessly!) talk about how amazing it is to work in the travel and tourism industry. We write blogs and social media posts about all the places you can go and all the people you can meet when you study with ITC before heading out into the world.

And every now and then, we catch up with a past student who is living that unbelievable lifestyle.

Today, that’s Shaz Beardsmore, a graduate that we last caught up with seven years ago as they were doing the Disney Cultural Exchange Program and making big plans for the future.

“There’s just so much to explore, it’s hard to know where my travel list ends!” they said.

So when we recently heard from Shaz, we knew we had to share their updated travels and adventures!


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Meet Mya: The ITC student living out her dreams at Disney!

Posted on 14/05/2024 by

Mya at Disney!

In October last year, we interviewed a student with her sights set on the Disney Cultural Exchange Program. At the time, Mya Jorna was finishing up an ITC course and hoping to be accepted into the program.

The Bream Bay College graduate attended an Adventure Short Course through school at ITC, where she learnt about the amazing opportunity to study tourism in Northland and wanted to one day work for Disney in Orlando Florida. Mya worked hard to graduate with her tourism and travel qualifications and with the support from ITC, applied for her place at Disney in January 2024.

And now, she’s living out that dream!

We couldn’t wait to hear about her adventures and how it’s all going, so here’s a little more about the program and her time at Disney.


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Meet the graduate who is working the job of his dreams at AJ Hackett!

Posted on 09/05/2024 by

Cyrus Morris-Webb went from struggling high school student to AJ Hackett star! Find out how in our latest graduate interview.

There’s nothing that makes the team at ITC happier than seeing a student graduate and land the job of their dreams. That’s why we’re so excited for Cyrus Morris-Webb, an Auckland City Campus graduate who is now working an incredible job at AJ Hackett.

We asked Cyrus a few questions about how he came to join the ITC family, and how that decision lead him to his new career.  (more…)

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Meet Felix-Honour Flavell-Hunter, a recent inspiring graduate from Botany Campus!

Posted on 13/02/2024 by

Felix, an ITC graduate, is an inspiring example of what students get up to after they finish their studies!

Felix-Honour found out about ITC through a friend, came to an open day, and has never looked back!

His incredible story is truly inspirational, especially for anyone unsure what to do with their career after finishing high school.

We asked Felix-Honour all about his experiences, so you can hear about it all from his view!


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ITC celebrates the successes of our inspiring 2023 graduates

Posted on 22/11/2023 by

We love tourism, and we’re so proud to congratulate our many graduates who have already found amazing roles in the industry this year!

“ITC’s long history of consistently working so collaboratively with the airline, travel and tourism industry in New Zealand has led us to being the first point of contact for businesses looking to recruit the future tourism workforce,” says Ceri Jenkins, Key Stakeholder Manager for ITC.

“The combination of these extensive partnerships, quality of teaching and the dedication and hard work of our Employment Consultants, enables us to provide the best service to our students to truly stand by our promises when we first meet our prospective students whilst they are still in school, or in their initial meeting with our course advisor to see which study option is best for them,” he continued.

All this training and dedication leads us to the end of each year where we look back and celebrate our many inspiring students who have gained incredible roles in the travel and tourism industry all over Aotearoa and beyond.


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Meet 5 Whangarei students heading away on overseas exchanges!

Posted on 08/11/2023 by

Tutor Mel with the wonderful Whangarei students.

Going on an overseas exchange is something that many ITC students aspire to. Our connections with international groups, knowledge of the industry, and assistance in helping students apply for and land these amazing positions, all mean that we often see our graduates successfully apply for these roles.

In fact, we currently have five students from our Whangarei campus set to head off overseas to gain incredible experience and knowledge. They are Portia Suckling, Stella Panui-Park, Kayleigh Johns, Jack Potter, and Trinity Rule.

We chatted to them to ask about their time at ITC and their hopes for their upcoming trips.


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Meet the student with her eye on the Disney Cultural Exchange Program!

Posted on 25/10/2023 by

Mya gets into the spirit of Disney at ITC.

ITC students come from all over New Zealand, and have all sorts of dreams.

Mya Jorna came to us from Bream Bay College, where she did an Adventure Short Course. After that, she enrolled at our Whangarei Campus for the Level 3 and 4 Certificates in Tourism. Now, she’s eyeing up the Disney Cultural Exchange Program and all the amazing adventures and opportunities that come with it.

Here’s our quick interview to learn more about Mya’s journey so far!


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Meet Apii Tavioni: The graduate who landed a great role with Go Holidays

Posted on 04/10/2023 by

Apii in her role at Helloworld.

Like many of our students, Apii Tavioni first learned about ITC through our high school short courses. That led to an interest in travel and tourism, and now she’s working in an incredible job with Go Holidays!

We recently asked her a few questions about her journey, and Employment Consultant Sarndra Stephens also offered her excitement for Apii. (more…)

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From Study From Home to Weta Workshop to AJ Hackett: Meet the graduate making waves!

Posted on 06/09/2023 by

Annie Shields is a Study From Home graduate working for Weta Workshop and AJ Hackett.

ITC and Study From Home are special education providers for many reasons. One of those reasons is because we care about our students so much that we stay in touch long after they graduate. We love hearing how their careers are going, and we’re always on hand to help them with their job hunts thanks to our Employment Consultants.

Sometimes, we hear from graduates who blow us away with their success. One such graduate is Annie Shields. Annie is working two part-time jobs right now, one for Weta Workshop as a tour guide, and one for AJ Hackett at the Bridge Bungy.

Of course, we had to get in touch and learn more about her amazing journey so far.


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Meet the super-mum who earned her qualification with kids at home and a full-time job!

Posted on 30/08/2023 by

Super-mum Hitty studied from home to earn her qualification from ITC.

At Study From Home and ITC, we often meet incredible, hard-working people. Recent graduate Hitty Sarpal is a great example.

Hitty chose Study From Home for the flexibility, as not only did she have young kids at home, she also worked a full-time job! Her hard work and dedication is proof that with motivation and will-power, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

We asked Hitty a few questions about her studies, how she managed it all, and what she wants to do next.


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