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5 ways students benefit from our close ties with the tourism industry

Posted on 06/08/2019 by

Students benefit from our close and friendly relationship with many tourism businesses.

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is actively involved in the tourism industry.

ITC has close ties with tourism businesses and organisations – and students reap the benefits.

Here are five ways ITC’s industry involvement helps students advance their tourism careers.

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ITC inspires young people into tourism with epic short courses

Posted on 30/07/2019 by

Daniel, Sarah and Devin – the epic team teaching ITC short courses.

Did you know ITC teaches epic short courses to high school students throughout New Zealand? And that we also support tourism teachers and the wider tourism industry by supplying educational resources?

“ITC’s Tourism Education Team makes a significant impact on students, tourism teachers, STAR, Gateway & careers advisors nationwide,” says ITC’s Marketing Manager and Tourism Education Team Lead Mel Jenkins.

“We inspire young people and open their eyes to the exciting career opportunities in the tourism, travel and aviation industry.” 

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Aviation students: Where are they now?

Posted on 23/07/2019 by

ITC tutor Ali leads a flight attending workshop in our Airport Training Centre.

One of ITC’s most popular qualifications is the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a strand in Aviation

This 20-week, Level 3 course covers topics such as flight attending, aviation security, check-in procedures, international travel documentation, baggage processing, airport geography, and more.

For the first time ever, ITC’s Botany campus is offering a new morning course from 9 am to 1 pm.

To celebrate the launch of this new course, let’s take a look at where some of ITC’s aviation graduates are working now.

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Five tips for overcoming shyness in the classroom

Posted on 16/07/2019 by

Taking small steps out of your comfort zone can take you from shyness to confidence.

It’s normal to feel shy in class. Many of our students feel this way when they start, but they soon come out of their shell once they realise ITC offers a supportive learning environment.

If you’re starting a new class soon – or you’re currently studying but feeling shy – here are five tips to help you overcome shyness. 

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Three inspiring videos by ITC students

Posted on 09/07/2019 by

Hear from ITC students in one of our inspiring videos below. 

Want to learn more about studying airline, travel and tourism at the International Travel College?

One of the best ways to get a peek behind-the-scenes of life at ITC is to watch one of our many student videos over on our Facebook page

From videos of students bungy jumping to classes on work experience, we’re building quite the library of epic video content.

Here are three of our most inspiring videos. 

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How to make the next six months of 2019 count

Posted on 02/07/2019 by

July is the perfect time to revisit your goals from January and make a plan for the rest of the year.

We’re officially halfway through 2019.

With six months to go until another new year dawns, now is a good time to reflect on your goals for 2019 and make any necessary adjustments.

Here are some tips for making the next six months of 2019 count.

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Upcoming Open Days and Events at ITC

Posted on 25/06/2019 by

An ITC event or open day is coming to a campus near you soon.

Thinking about studying airline, travel or tourism in 2019 or 2020?

Visit ITC to get a taste of what this industry is all about!

We have several Open Days and Events coming up over the next few months.

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Be Inspired: ‘ITC opened the door to my future career’

Posted on 11/06/2019 by

ITC graduate Michelle Coutts is about to start a new job at Disney World in Florida.

Welcome to ‘Be Inspired’. Every few months, we will give you a ‘behind-the-scenes’ glimpse into the journey of an inspirational ITC student and share what it took for them to achieve their goals. Everyone climbs their own Everest, and these students hope to inspire others by sharing the truth of their journey to the summit.

Sometimes, a small step can change your life.

For Michelle Coutts, that small (yet significant) step was choosing to study at the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC).

“I didn’t know it when I enrolled, but I had just opened the door into my future career – making it the best decision I ever made,” says Michelle, who recently graduated and secured a job at Disney World in Florida.

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ITC students impress at Go With Tourism Expo

Posted on 04/06/2019 by

Some of the students who volunteered at the Go With Tourism Expo in May.

Several students from the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) volunteered at the Go with Tourism Expo in late May – and they made a fantastic impression on attendees.

The students were assigned various responsibilities, such as assisting with Flight Attending workshops, participating in an Inflight Safety Demo, hosting delegates, and making mocktails.

ITC Tourism Educator, Daniel Maine, says he was proud to work alongside the students at the Expo.

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Meet the ITC graduate working in New York

Posted on 28/05/2019 by

ITC graduate Rachel Beausang is the USA Corporate Sales Account Manager for Norwegian Air.

A qualification from The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) sets you up for an international career.

We have students working in all corners of the globe, including Dubai, Australia, Tahiti, India, and even New York.

Rachel Beausang is the USA Corporate Sales Account Manager for Norwegian Air. She’s had a varied and illustrious career since she graduated from ITC in 2002.

We recently interviewed Rachel about her incredible career. Below, she shares insight into how she got to where she is today, as well as some tips for future and current students.

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