ITC tutors bring love of tourism to the classroomPosted on 16/05/2017 by Jess O'Connor
Every tutor at the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) shares at least one trait in common: a love of tourism.
ITC employs tutors based on their passion for the industry – they are tourism professionals first, teachers second.
It’s their boundless enthusiasm for tourism that makes them so great in the classroom. Their passion for the subject is infectious, and this resonates with the students.
As Herb Kelleher once famously said:
“You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills.”
ITC supports its teaching staff to undertake formal teaching training so they can perform even better in the classroom.
“It’s amazing working for a company that encourages my further education,” says ITC Study From Home Tutor Ali Rigby, who recently completed a Level 4 Certificate in Adult Education.
Ali is looking forward to starting a Level 5 qualification in the near future.
“My Adult Education training has made me a better teacher. I’ve been able to use my skills in the classroom and adapt them to working within a distance learning environment. I use these skills every day, and I can’t wait to learn more,” says Ali.
Another tutor, Amy McPhail, is a couple of standards away from completing Level 5 and is already putting her new skills to practice in the classroom.
“I feel very lucky to be able to continue my own education while working at ITC,” says Amy.
“The support from management has been great. It’s wonderful to work for a company that supports its staff in this way.”
If you’re passionate about tourism and want to share this enthusiasm with the next generation of tourism professionals, then a teaching career could be for you.
ITC will equip you with formal training to excel in the classroom – all you need is a love of tourism and a desire to share your knowledge with students.
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