ITC students welcome international counterparts
International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) students were once again an important part of the Auckland International Student Welcome.
The event, run by Study Auckland, part of Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED), welcomed over 1600 international students to Auckland City.
ITC has been a premium supplier of full-time and part-time training programmes for the airline, travel and tourism industries since 1996, and working at large events like the Student Welcome provides excellent experience for its students, says ITC staff member Malia Otuhouma.
“This is a chance for the students to put into practice what they have been studying, and I was so proud of what they achieved on the day.”
As well as taking care of VIPs and performers backstage, the students handed out goodie bags and were just generally on the spot wherever they were needed.
And the organisers were glad of their help, too. ATEED’s Study Auckland Manager Debbie Chambers said ITC students once again stepped up to the mark.
“We are always pleased to have ITC students at our events. We know they are being taught by experts with industry experience, and it really shows.
“They always had a smile on their faces and they managed their many tasks on the day professionally, despite it being an incredibly busy event.”
Malia says the students enjoyed a chance to gain some real-world event experience.
“It’s such a big part of study at ITC. You can’t teach travel and tourism purely in a classroom. It’s about being on the spot and seeing all the work that goes on behind the scenes to make events like this look effortless on the day.”