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Educating more tourism superstars with Gateway resources

Posted on 25/09/2018 by

Students at the Air NZ Ramp Services Gateway Programme. ITC supplies the Gateway workbooks for this programme. 

At the International Travel College (ITC), we educate young people about tourism in a variety of ways — some of which might surprise you.

In addition to our on-campus and Study From Home qualifications, we also work closely with schools and education providers to make sure they have the resources they need to support the next generation of tourism workers.

For example, we provide Gateway workbooks to education providers. Students complete Gateway workbooks while on work experience in the tourism industry and gain NCEA Level 3 credits.

Gateway success story: Air NZ Ramp Services Gateway Programme

One example of an ITC Gateway partnership is the Air NZ Ramp Services Gateway Programme, created by Education and Industry Solutions (EIS).

This programme gives secondary school students the opportunity to work as a loader for Air New Zealand during the school holidays. ITC provides the training component (gateway workbook) for students to complete alongside their work experience, which is facilitated by EIS.

EIS director Gary Reid says the training component is a very important part of the programme.

“The training component is a very important aspect of all Gateway Programmes, so it’s essential that we align with reputable training providers who are able to deliver the best quality training,” says Gary.

“It’s for this reason that we have decided to work with ITC in the delivery of training and assessments for our Air NZ Ramp Services Gateway Programme. ITC are proven leaders in this area, designing specific Gateway workbooks that our students are able to use in the workplace.”

Gary adds that ITC offers multiple workbook options — something that sets them apart from other training providers.

“ITC gives different options for different learners of various abilities. ITC also ensures the learning is enjoyable, engaging, and relevant,” says Gary.

The confidence boost students get from the Air NZ Ramp Services Gateway Programme is massive. One student, Grace Alu, got a job with Air New Zealand thanks to the Gateway programme and went on to become the first-ever female to complete her stage 2 airside driving permit at Auckland Airport.

“It’s success stories like this that are ITC’s ‘why’. We exist to help students like Grace Alu achieve their tourism dreams”, says Mel Jenkins, ITC Marketing & Schools Leader.

“I’m extremely proud to have created these gateway workbooks for EIS for the Air NZ Ramp Services Gateway Programme. It’s a fantastic programme that’s changing the lives of many young people in Aotearoa.”

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