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NEW Study From Work launch: Flexible online qualifications for professionals

Posted on 24/11/2021 by

Study From Work offers professionals flexible online qualifications.

Today we are announcing our launch of our brand new self-directed learning platform and industry led qualifications with Study From Work!

These qualifications are not focused on just travel and tourism, but on professional skills and knowledge that can offer benefits for any career or business wanting to upskill their team.

Here’s a little more about this exciting new development. (more…)

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JUCY and AJ Hackett inspire ITC Students

Posted on 17/11/2021 by

Leo Medina, a Sales Manager for AJ Hackett Bungy, recently gave a presentation to ITC students.

ITC is always seeking new ways to engage and inspire students, and recently, that has included presentations from two industry giants – JUCY and AJ Hackett.

We were happy to have Clare Frost from JUCY and Leo Medina from AJ Hackett Bungy NZ chat to students and staff about tourism, working in the industry, and much more. These chats were available for level 4 students who are completing their studies this year and were in their final week of study, making for a timely and welcome boost for those about to get started in the industry.

Here’s a little more about our speakers and the feedback we received following their presentations. (more…)

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2022 is just around the corner – here’s why so many are enrolling with ITC already!

Posted on 03/11/2021 by

We’re enrolling for 2022, and already seeing plenty of sign ups!

With the New Year not far away, many students are wondering what comes after high school. And many, as it turns out, have decided that it’s a career in tourism in travel!

ITC is already enrolling for our 2022 courses, and we’re excited to see so many young learners from around the country choose the International Travel College of New Zealand.

Our courses cover levels 3, 4, and 5, and provide a range of industry-recognised qualifications in travel, tourism, and aviation. Each course offers a realistic look into the industry, and provides the skills and knowledge you’ll need to get started in a role.

Of course we’re excited about our courses – but why are students so keen on ITC as well? Here’s a little more about why young learners love ITC. (more…)

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The ITC Business of Tourism Academy: A fantastic option for high schools in 2022

Posted on 20/10/2021 by

ITC and the Te Arataki Ki Te Uru Trades Academy are offering a Business of Tourism Academy for high school students in Auckland in 2022.

 

In 2022, ITC is pairing up with the Te Arataki Ki Te Uru Trades Academy to offer a Business of Tourism Academy for high school students in Auckland. 

This fantastic course option will give students the opportunity to learn about tourism from a business point of view, with a real focus on the entrepreneurial side of things that Kiwis are so famous for.

Courses will be available at level two and level three, ensuring learners can make a start in the industry at either level. Additionally, these courses cover a range of sectors in the industry, including adventure tourism, airline and airports, accommodation, activities, attractions and many more.

This is the course option for anyone considering a robust career in tourism and tourism management in the future. (more…)

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Meet the graduate who took the opportunity for an International Exchange through ITC

Posted on 06/10/2021 by

Titi is currently working overseas with The Broadmoor.

After graduation, some students set about finding work in the industry here in New Zealand. Yet there are also plenty of students who head overseas on International Exchange Programs to gain valuable international experience.

One of those students is Titi Tomasi, a recent ITC graduate who headed to the states to work for The Broadmoor.

We recently caught up with Titi to ask her about her experience and see how she’s enjoying her time there. We also heard from Vicki Kenny, the CEO of International Working Holidays. (more…)

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Meet Keeanu Cookson: From ITC short course, to full-time student, to full-time employment!

Posted on 10/08/2021 by

Keeanu Cookson went from short course student, to full-time ITC student, to landing a role in the industry!

One of the many pathways ITC offers into the travel and tourism industry is through our short courses in high schools all over the country.

These short courses span just one to three days, but they can be the start of a lifetime in the industry.

That’s exactly what happened to Keeanu Cookson, who began with a short course, enrolled to become a full-time student, and quickly landed a full-time job! We spoke to Keeanu, his tutor Daniel, and his boss to learn more about his journey. (more…)

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A Disney Program recruiter shares what’s new, and what he’s most looking forward to post-covid

Posted on 03/08/2021 by

Working overseas at Walt Disney World has long been a favourite programme for ITC students.

Every year, the Disney exchange program is a popular option for ITC students.

It offers young students the change to work abroad in Walt Disney World, earning valuable experience, practicing transferrable skills, and meeting people from all over the globe in one of the most magical settings on the planet.

While the program sadly came to a halt due to the pandemic, that doesn’t mean it won’t be back one day in the not-too-distant future.

In the meantime, we chatted with Disney program recruiter Joe Iglecia-Scholl about what’s happening with the program right now, what he’s looking forward to seeing as the world recovers, and what students and parents need to know if they’re considering the program in the future. (more…)

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Meet Stacey Elie: The graduate who landed on her feet after covid derailed her plans

Posted on 27/07/2021 by

ITC graduate Stacey Elie spent two months at Disney before the pandemic interrupted her exchange.

Stacey Elie is a wonderful recent ITC graduate who was living the dream, working at the Disney Exchange Program, when the pandemic broke out.

Despite this upset, Stacey managed to return to New Zealand and land an incredible new role in tourism thanks to her own hard work and ITC’s support. 

Learn a little more about Stacey’s journey, what she’s up to now, and her advice for students. (more…)

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Meet Eitaro Goshima: The ITC graduate whose boss won’t stop raving about how amazing he is

Posted on 20/07/2021 by

Eitaro Goshima is a recent ITC graduate who began his studies at our Christchurch campus before moving to Auckland and continuing with level 5.

Soon after graduating, our Employment Consultant Sarndra approached Eitaro with the opportunity that she knew he would be perfect for.  She arranged a phone call with SkyCity.  By the end of the conversation both Eitaro and SkyCity employer Shaun knew he was a perfect fit for the role.  This is another example of the extra mile our Employment Consultants go to for our students. His new boss Shaun can’t stop talking about just how wonderful Eitaro has been to work with.

“Eitaro has done a fantastic job since joining the SkyCity Hotel Concierge team. Being an ITC graduate, Eitaro is a great success story, and an example of how ITC prepares its students. Eitaro settled into the team relatively effortlessly and now runs his own shift. I am impressed with his can-do attitude, his willingness to learn, and I look forward to seeing Eitaro progress in his career,” he said.

So we decided to catch up with Eitaro and find out a little more. Here’s what he had to say! (more…)

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12 essential pieces of advice for graduates from ITC’s CEO, Claire Huxley

Posted on 13/07/2021 by

ITC CEO Claire Huxley has 12 pieces of advice for graduates.

Claire Huxley is ITC’s Chief Executive Officer and a worldwide traveller. Her background in international travel and tourism and her own extensive travels, paired with her marketing background, make her an incredible leader for the International Travel College.

Recently, Claire offered up some words of wisdom for graduates, and for those graduating over the coming months.

“Remember the lessons you learnt during this year – resilience is about learning from what you have been through and don’t forget you’ve come this far, you can do so much more!!! Focus on progress not perfection” (more…)

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