ITC students meet industry leaders at Tourism New Zealand RoadshowPosted on 01/12/2015 by Jess O'Connor
A selection of tourism students from the International Travel College (ITC) recently attended the Tourism New Zealand Roadshow in Auckland, where they had the good fortune to mingle with several industry leaders.
Held at the SKYCITY Hotel and Convention Centre, the Roadshow included updates from Tourism New Zealand, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Service IQ and more.
ITC tutor Inder Singh took some of his Level 5 students to the event so they could benefit from the knowledge and expertise of top industry professionals.
“The Tourism New Zealand Auckland Roadshow was an excellent opportunity for students to hear first-hand about the Tourism 2025 goals,” says Inder.
“We teach tourism management at Level 5, so this was a great chance for them to see how their studies relate to the real-world industry.”
After the informative presentations there was a networking session, where students had the opportunity to meet and greet several top executives, including Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler.
“It was neat he made some time for us,” says ITC student Kelsi Tidswell.
Kelsi added the event was a good insight into what the industry is really like and that she’s already looking forward to the next one.
“It was a cool day – a glimpse of what it would be like when we finish studying and start working in the industry. The information presented to us showed us how strong the industry is doing, and how we are in an excellent position to take advantage of that.”
ITC enforces a strict black and white corporate dress code to prepare students for attending events such as this one. The benefits of dressing professionally for class every day have enormous benefits – students always look sharp and work-ready when industry leaders visit the college.
“The Roadshow was set in a very corporate environment and our students looked the part,” says Inder.
“We do everything we can to prepare them for the industry so they have the very best chance of getting a great job once they graduate.”
The students who attended the Roadshow are currently studying towards a Level 5 Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management. This 1-year qualification teaches students the skills and knowledge needed for a management career in this exciting industry. The next Level 5 intake is in March 2016.Posted in In the Community | Tagged Level 5, Tourism 2025, Tourism and Travel Management, Tourism New Zealand, Tourism Update | Leave a reply