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ITC leads the way in aviation training

Posted on 28/07/2015 by
ITC Graduate Jamee Miles is leading an exciting and rewarding career with Menzies Aviation

ITC Graduate Jamee Miles is leading an exciting and rewarding career with Menzies Aviation

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.

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2015 Graduation: ITC’s biggest yet!

Posted on 15/07/2015 by
ITC Graduation 2015

Some of our beautiful graduates at the 2015 Graduation Ceremony. The theme for this year was ‘Midwinter Christmas’

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!

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Practice makes perfect: ITC graduate aces job interview

Posted on 29/06/2015 by
ITC graduate Tuita Tokareta wowed the General Manager of 360 Discovery Cruises when she went for a job interview. It goes without saying that she was offered the position!

ITC graduate Tuita Tokareta wowed the General Manager of 360 Discovery Cruises when she went for a job interview. It goes without saying that she was offered the position!

“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.

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Introducing the ITC student bloggers

Posted on 15/06/2015 by

Student Bloggers Facebook Post

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!

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ITC students discover the best of New Zealand

Posted on 06/05/2015 by
ITC students showcased their knowledge of New Zealand's top tourism destinations during a recent assessment

ITC students showcased their knowledge of New Zealand’s top tourism destinations during a recent assessment

“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…)

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Ten Reasons Why the 2015 ITC Amazing Race was Amazing

Posted on 30/03/2015 by

At the International Travel College (ITC), we like to do some pretty amazing things.

Like take our students bungy jumping.
Bungy

And Bridge Climbing.
Bridge Climbing

And White Water Rafting.
Rafting GIF

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?

Batwoman, Captain America and The Hulk (more…)

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ITC students experience some of NZ’s top tourist activities

Posted on 20/03/2015 by
ITC organises field trips for its students so they can experience first-hand what it's like to be a tourist in New Zealand

ITC organises field trips for its students so they can experience first-hand what it’s like to be a tourist in New Zealand

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…)

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Don’t they look smart?

Posted on 24/02/2015 by
ITC students look smart and ready for the workforce since the college introduced a corporate black and white dress code

ITC students look smart and ready for the workforce since the college introduced a corporate black and white dress code

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…)

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Congratulations to ITC scholarship winners for 2015

Posted on 16/02/2015 by
ITC Short Course Tutor Ali Rigby (middle) with 2015 scholarship winners (from left to right): Tobius, Falestina, Anita, Natasha and Alexi

ITC Short Course Tutor Ali Rigby (middle) with 2015 scholarship winners (from left to right): Tobius, Falestina, Anita, Natasha and Alex

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…)

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My Disney Experience

Posted on 03/02/2015 by
Jordana Grace (in the green and black dress) with friends and Donald Duck at Disney World, Orlando

Jordana (in the green and black dress) with friends and Donald Duck at Disney World, Orlando

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…)

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