ITC students dive right in
International Travel College (ITC) students now have the opportunity to be part of an exciting new tourist operation – Skydive Auckland.
ITC, which has campuses in Botany and central Auckland, has been a premium supplier of full-time and part-time training programmes for the airline, travel and tourism industries since 1996.
“We are always looking for new way to connect our students with the industries they are training for,” says ITC Account Manager Ceri Jenkins.
Skydive Auckland is a new venture from the creators of Skydive Taupo, which has been operating since 2003. In December 2011 the company opened its operation in Auckland.
Skydive Auckland’s Marketing and Advertising Manager Stacey Carson says, “Since opening we have been building on the relationships we already had and creating new ones with anyone we see as beneficial to us and the industry. This is where the ITC comes in.”
ITC students will have the opportunity to take job placements at Skydive Auckland, earning them some much-coveted real-world industry experience.
“These kinds of relationships are one of the most effective ways we can help our students to make a real start on their careers,” says Ceri. “And they have ongoing positive effects for the college; for example, Stacey approached us initially because of the successful relationship we have with Nomads Backpackers ”
Stacey was also a guest speaker during ITC’s careers week and the feedback from tutors and students alike was fantastic.
“It’s another positive spin-off,” says Ceri. “Having someone with Stacey’s experience giving students advice on topics like interviewing and CVs, and how to build and maintain a professional reputation within the industry was hugely beneficial.”
Stacey says that in the near future they may be able to offer part-time work for students, with the potential for these positions to become full-time employment.
“I am extremely excited about working with Ceri and ITC over the coming year and look forward to developing a mutually beneficial relationship,” says Stacey.
“We’re thrilled,” says Ceri. “We have great industry connections with organisations like Nomads, Auckland Museum and JUCY rentals. This relationship with Skydive Auckland opens another door of opportunity for our students.”