The International Travel College of New Zealand is a leading provider of qualifications for the exciting aviation industry. Many of the ITC tutors come from aviation backgrounds and bring their passion and enthusiasm for the industry to the classroom. The result? Our graduates finish their studies feeling just as passionate about this wonderful career choice. So passionate, in fact, that one of them decided to share her story. Here is how ITC helped Jamee Miles follow her aviation dreams.
When I signed up for a Certificate in Aviation through the International Travel College I was unsure of what to expect. I just knew where I wanted to be and that this was the first step in the right direction.
Like many others in my class, I wanted to work at Auckland International Airport. There was something about the glamorous and busy environment that had my full attention. My passion, the layout of the course and the fantastic tutors made studying extremely fun.Student success | Tagged Aviation, career tips, graduate profiles, Student stories, Student success | Leave a reply
On Saturday 27th of June ITC welcomed hundreds of students and their families to the official 2015 Graduation Ceremony at The Langham, Auckland. Held in the hotel’s stylish Great Room, the largest pillarless ballroom in New Zealand, the night was a wonderful celebration of student success. With a total of 700 guests, it was also ITC’s biggest graduation to-date!Student success | Tagged 2015 Graduation, Celebration, Student success, The Langham |
“Would you like to come in for an interview?” This is the question every job hunter wants to hear. So why does it make so many people break out in a nervous sweat?
Going for a job interview doesn’t have to be terrifying. At the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC), students are given plenty of CV and job preparation support, helping to ensure they are ready to impress when they walk into the interview room.
And impress is definitely what ITC graduate Tuita Tokareta did when she went for an interview with 360 Discovery Cruises.
“She was the best prepared person I have interviewed in a long time,” said 360 Discovery General Manager James Bailey.Student success | Tagged job outcome, Work Experience | Leave a reply
What’s it really like to be a student at the International Travel College? We have recruited a team of student bloggers to bring you the inside word about what’s happening around ITC.
The bloggers will be writing articles about college life – here’s a little bit of information about them all. Keep an eye out for their blog posts in the near future!Student success | Leave a reply
“Don’t neglect the gold in your own backyard.” – Ben Okri
What does the word travel mean to you? For most people, it signifies flying far away from home and exploring distant and exotic places. Perhaps you dream of seeing the Eiffel Tower and eating croissants in Paris, or hiking the Inca Trail in South America? Or maybe a Safari in Africa is more your thing, or a sailing tour in Croatia?
Creating a travel wishlist can feel exciting but also daunting. You may wonder: will I ever truly make it to all of these beautiful destinations? How can I afford to travel the world while I study and gain work experience?
If international travel seems a distant dream at this point, then we have an interim solution: why not explore your own backyard? (more…)Posted in Student success | Tagged Destination New Zealand, marketing, New Zealand, travel expo | Leave a reply
At the International Travel College (ITC), we like to do some pretty amazing things.
But there’s one annual event on our student calendar that is the most Amazing of them all… the ITC Amazing Race!
Every year we send our students on a hunt for clues around Auckland City. In 2015 we stepped the competition up a notch. Here’s ten reasons why the 2015 ITC Amazing Race was Amazing.
1. The Costumes Reached Superheroic Proportions
Batwoman. Captain America. The Hulk. Need we say more?Student success | Tagged field trips, Student events, The Amazing Race | Leave a reply
How would you like to be a tourist in New Zealand for a few days? This is an experience students from the International Travel College (ITC) get to enjoy during their studies.
ITC organises a field trip (Famil) for its travel and tourism students, so they can see first-hand what it is like to work in the industry and to be a visitor in New Zealand. (more…)Posted in In the Community, News, Student success | Tagged Famil, field trip, New Zealand, New Zealand Tourism Training, Rotorua, tour guiding, tourism careers, white water rafting | Leave a reply
By ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley
This is a phrase an old Aunty, or maybe your parents say, when you dress up for a wedding, family dinner or a job interview. You probably cringe and go bright red! It’s just so embarrassing, why do people care what you look like?
Well, I am sure there are some clever scientists who will explain it better than I, but basically, people form impressions based on how you look. What you are wearing will help people form instant opinions on who you are, how trustworthy you are, your social status, and even how likely you are to be promoted. (more…)Posted in News, Student success | Tagged airline, black and white, corporate uniform, dress code, ITC, Travel and Tourism |
The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) recently awarded scholarships to six talented students.
To apply for a 2015 scholarship, students were asked to submit a video or blog demonstrating their passion for travel and tourism.
ITC Account Manager Ceri Jenkins was very impressed with the quality of this year’s entries.
“Overall there was a very high standard of applicants for 2015 and this year attracted more applications than ever before,” Ceri said. (more…)Posted in News, Student success | Tagged scholarship, Travel and Tourism | Leave a reply
ITC Graduate Jordana Grace has been living and working at Disney World, Orlando for the past six months. As her adventure comes to an end, she reflects on the amazing experience.
If someone came up and told me a year ago when I started at ITC, that when you finish there you will have a job at Disney World, I probably would have laughed at them and been like yeah right. But that all changed when I found a job vacancy on the notice board that said they were looking for people to apply for the Disney college program so I decided that I would go for it. (more…)Posted in Student success | Tagged Disney Experience, Disney World, Students working at Disney | Leave a reply