Natasha Allen, ITC Campus Manager Botany, recently returned from a trip to the happiest place in the world, where she caught up with ITC graduate Cara Adams.
Natasha says the excitement of the trip started before they had even left New Zealand at the Koru Lounge at Auckland’s International Airport where she, her husband and their two very excited children sampled the complimentary food (and Natasha and her husband the wine) before boarding their flight. (more…)Posted in Staff News, Student success | Tagged Airline training, Aviation Training, Disney, ITCNZ, New Zealand Tourism Training, Student opprtunities, Student success, Students working at Disney, Travel, Travel Training | Leave a reply
ITC’s Marketing Director Claire shares her top tips for improving your interview game. (more…)Posted in Student success | Tagged Airline training, CV's, ITC Award winning training, ITC Staff, ITCNZ, Passion for travel, Student success, Students in work, Tourism training, Travel Training | Leave a reply
ITC Graduate Cara Adams tells us about her experience at Disney.
How do I even start to talk about this journey, it has been such a rollercoaster ride? I am so happy that I chose to do this; I have grown while being here and have met friends that I will keep forever. There have, of course, been ups and downs in the six months I have been here so far, but all of them have been an important part of this amazing experience. (more…)Posted in Student success | Tagged Celebrating success, Disney, Employment, Experience of a lifetime, Fun, ITC, ITC Award winning training, ITCNZ, Students in work, Tourism training, Travel Training |
Friday the 13th was not unlucky for the latest batch of ITC graduates; in fact, it was the perfect night to celebrate our graduates’ success as they embark on the next chapter in their lives.
One of the most important aspects of study at ITC is the focus on industry-relevant training, and we are grateful, as always, to the members of the travel and tourism industry who contribute so much to our graduation celebrations. (more…)
ITC’s students have once again proven themselves at the Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand 2014 (TRENZ) event.
The students volunteered through the TRENZ Student Ambassador Programme. They provided support and assistance at the event, which saw approximately 1100 TRENZ delegates, international visitors and event sponsors come together at the Queens Wharf complex on Auckland’s Waterfront. (more…)Posted in Student success | Tagged ITC Award winning training, New Zealand Tourism Training, Student success, Students in work, Tourism training, Travel Training, TRENZ, TRENZ 2014, Volunteer scheme, Work Experience | Leave a reply
The International Travel College (ITC) Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management will be offered at the ITC Botany Campus from 2014, allowing students to take their studies to the next level.
“This is the first time a diploma-level qualification has been available to our South Auckland students,” says ITC’s Marketing Director Claire Huxley. “Previously, students have travelled to our City Campus for this course.” (more…)Posted in In the Community, Student success | Tagged Airline training, Aviation Training, Botany, Celebrating success, Diploma, ITC, ITC Award winning training, ITCNZ, Management training, Passion for travel, Tourism training, Travel Training | Leave a reply
One of the benefits of studying with ITC is the great industry connections we have. One of those connections is with Auckland Airport, and we have placed over 20 proactive students in volunteer roles as Domestic Terminal Airport Hosts. This is a fantastic stepping stone to a career in the aviation, travel and tourism industries. (more…)Posted in In the Community, News, Student success | Tagged Airline jobs, Airline training, Auckland Airport, Aviation Training, Botany, Celebrating success, ITC, ITCNZ, New Zealand Tourism Training, Passion for travel, Student success, Volunteer programme |
ITC graduate Chelsea McNeil has achieved a fantastic role at Emirates. She recently moved to Dubai and completed her training at Emirates Aviation College. Here she gives us an inside look at what it’s like once you land your dream job!
The first week focused on inducting the new recruits into the Emirates team. Chelsea says this involved medical checks, lots of speeches from different departments, and uniform fitting. The training group was also split into four batches of around 15 people for team-building activities.
“I was pretty exhausted that first week – getting up at 5am and still feeling a little jet lagged from the flight over – but I soon adjusted,” she says.
With the initial induction over, the training began in earnest.
First up was 13 days of training on safety and emergency procedures.
“The training is intense,” says Chelsea. “You learn so much in one day and then you get home and study everything you’ve learnt that day, plus more for the next day, plus homework.”
“We had practical exams every day in the amazing simulators – they create such a real environment especially during turbulence and decompression scenarios.”
The three trainers (from India, Mauritius and South Africa) were “awesome” she says.
After safety and emergency training, Chelsea had her first weekend off without any study.
She started off with some shopping at the massive Dubai Mall: “Over 1200 shops! I only managed to walk around half of the mall in 4 hours!”
Sheikh Zayed Road, home to most of Dubai’s skyscrapers is also spectacular, says Chelsea, especially at nighttime when all the buildings are lit up.
Back at training the following week Chelsea and her classmates undertook group medical training.
“It’s a little more extensive than a general First Aid course,” she jokes. “It takes about 5 days and I even learnt how to deliver a baby!”
After medical training the team picked up their uniforms and rushed home to try them on.
Image and grooming training followed. “This is a fun day where we learnt about skin care, makeup, hair, nails, fitness and nutrition and uniform.”
Next on the schedule was security. Here the trainees learnt how to conduct all security checks on board, learnt about hijacking and bomb threats and how to react in those situations.
The final part of training was service, and Chelsea says that once again the fantastic trainers made it a lot of fun.
Three final practical assessments in the simulator tested the trainees on everything they had learnt – medical, security, safety and emergency.
“It was our chance to practice everything we learnt and put it together,” says Chelsea. “It was such a great feeling to finish training!”
The graduates were then assigned their first two flights, where they are able to observe everything and experience what happens in the real world.
Chelsea’s first flight was to Chennai in India (MAA) on the Boeing 777, and she loved it.
“It was a turnaround flight, so 4 hours there and 4 hours straight back. The coolest thing was being able to sit in the cockpit for takeoff and landing. The 180-degree view was incredible.”
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2. Turn up to college – get 100% attendance
3. Bring your lunch – studying makes you hungry!
4. Hand work in on time – stay up to date.
5. Always listen and respect Tessa (your tutor)
6. For role plays – Be confident – practice!!
7. Understand the question by asking questions!
8. Don’t rush – check your work
9. Smile – Be positive
10. Go hard or go home!! – Just try!!
ITC distance learning students attending workshops, helping them achieve their goals
The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) offers travel, tourism, and airline courses, and we work hard to get our graduates jobs in those industries. We want them all to fly high with their career, life and goals!
ITC offers its courses on campus and by distance online learning. If you are at home with young children, live too far from a campus, or you work and cannot attend daily classes, then distance online learning would be an ideal option for you.
These courses include all the learning resources, tutorial support, online communication and assessments you will need. You will be part of a class with fellow distance learning students from all around the country.
There are only two workshops to attend: Orientation Day, where you will get to meet your classmates, and the Customer Service workshop later in the course. Both workshops are at our Auckland campuses. This is what one of our graduates has to say about studying with ITC: “I want to say thank you to ITC for helping me get to my dream job. Doing the ITC course has really paid off and now I wake up every morning excited about going to work. Words cannot express my gratitude.”
ITC has been a premium supplier in the airline, airport and travel and tourism industries for over 16 years. The college has strong connections in those industries and focuses on making its training relevant to employers. We also offer a job placement service to assist you in finding a job in travel, tourism or aviation!
Find out how you can launch your career by phoning the ITC team now on 0800 868 747, or check our website www.itc.co.nz and enquiry online.Posted in Student success | Tagged Airline training, Aviation Training, Distance Learning, ITC, New Zealand Tourism Training, Passion for travel, Tourism training, Workshops | Leave a reply