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One of the benefits of studying with ITC is the great industry connections we have. One of those connections is with Auckland Airport, and we have placed over 20 proactive students in volunteer roles as Domestic Terminal Airport Hosts. This is a fantastic stepping stone to a career in the aviation, travel and tourism industries. (more…)Posted in In the Community, News, Student success | Tagged Airline jobs, Airline training, Auckland Airport, Aviation Training, Botany, Celebrating success, ITC, ITCNZ, New Zealand Tourism Training, Passion for travel, Student success, Volunteer programme |
ITC’s first student event of 2014 was The Amazing Race.
This is a fun-filled day where students from ITC’s City and Botany Campuses race around Auckland performing crazy in full costume, with their eye on the prize! ITC have been running this event for over 6 years now, with ITC making sure that the students test their tourism knowledge of Auckland.
Challenges and quizzes meant that all the teams really had to try very hard. From belting out ballads at Vector Arena to team members spelling out ITC with their bodies in Aotea Square, it was a day not to be missed!
As always we had great support from our industry contacts, both during the race and with some amazing donated prizes, including Explore NZ Americas Cup Sailing Experience, Stray Jack Passes to the Bay of Islands, Auckland Adventure Jet Rides, accommodation at Nomads Backpackers and free pizza and drinks at Globe Bar.
First and second place went to our City Campus teams with a FANTASTIC time of 1hr 30mins and 1hr 35mins respectively, and third place went to a Botany Campus team with a time of 1hr 45mins. There were also prizes for the best-dressed teams and sportsmanship on the day.
With the sun out and a beautiful end point at the Auckland Domain, the day provided a wonderful chance to get out and about with our ITC family.
Thanks to everyone who particpated!Posted in In the Community | Tagged Airline training, Amazing Race, Auckland, ITC, ITC Award winning training, ITC in Schools, ITCNZ, New Zealand Tourism Training, Passion for travel, Student Event, Tourism Industry, Tourism training, Travel Training | Leave a reply
ITC’s one-day Flight Attending Recruitment Workshop will get you ready for an amazing career as a flight attendant.
Students who have taken part in this workshop have found it extremely beneficial and great value for money. “I learnt so much on this course, it really has made me re-asses when and how I apply to the airlines to be a flight attendant” said Matthew. “You don’t realise how much you need to know and be prepared for”.
All the content has been carefully compiled and prepared by several of the ITC tutorial team, of whom 9 have all worked for airlines as cabin crew or on their recruitment teams.
For only $99 you get:
• A full-day of training;
• Hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art Aviation Training Centre;
• Advice from a guest speaking flight attendant;
• A student notebook of work and information from the day; and
• A certificate of completion.
PLUS: The $99 is redeemable on one any one of ITC’s six-month courses!
You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of what the airlines are looking for and a career development plan for your dream job. This is your chance to be be fully prepared for any recruitment process and understand what the airlines are really looking for.
You can book on the course online click on this link http://itconlinetraining.com/course/flight-attending-recruitment-workshop/ or call us 0800 868747
With rolling intakes throughout the year we can’t wait to get you trained so you can get out there and live the dream.Posted in News | Tagged Airline jobs, Airline recruiment, Airline training, Aviation Training, Cabin Crew, Employment, Flight attending, Flight attending recruitment, ITC, ITC Award winning training, ITC in Schools, ITCNZ, Passion for travel, Tourism training |
New Short Course Tutor, Alison Rigby, tells us how the travel bug brought her to ITC.
Alison initially studied animation for three years. After completing that course in 2008, she moved to Vancouver where she worked at Grouse Mountain Ski resort.
“That was the start of my love for working within the tourism industry,” she says. “I spent the year working and travelling Canada and the United States. And I soon realised that the travel bug was well and truly alive in me!”
Alison moved to Melbourne, working in customer service jobs and extending her skill set while she saved to get to Europe.
In 2012 she moved to Amsterdam where she had a role as the new Meeting Point Manager for Sandemans New Europe Tours.
“In this position I was required to manage the tour guides’ schedules, the timing of the tours and banking. I was the face of the company and the first point of contact for tourists.
“No day was ever the same, and I had to be able to think on the spot and problem solve, as any experienced traveler knows not everything goes according to plan.
“I loved my time with this company and the amazing people I met along the way. In my spare time I was lucky to be able to do what I do best – travel!”
Alison had been travelling and living abroad for over 6 years when, in 2013, she decided to return to New Zealand and study to become a teacher. She completed the Trinity Certificate in TESOL and began teaching pre-intermediate level teens at Unique New Zealand on a short-term contract.
“I absolutely love teaching,” says Alison. “It’s an amazing feeling to connect with and help students reach their potential.”
When she saw the advertisement for a Short Course Tutor at ITC Alison says she knew this was the job for her.
“I am thrilled to be working here and able to share my experiences and passion for travel and tourism with the students.
“This role combines my two loves – travel and teaching – and I look forward to guiding students and opening their minds to the endless opportunities awaiting them in this wonderfully exciting industry.”Posted in News | Tagged Airline jobs, Airline training, Aviation Training, Employment, ITC, ITC Award winning training, ITC in Schools, New Zealand Tourism Training, Tourism training | Leave a reply
ITC graduate Chelsea McNeil has achieved a fantastic role at Emirates. She recently moved to Dubai and completed her training at Emirates Aviation College. Here she gives us an inside look at what it’s like once you land your dream job!
The first week focused on inducting the new recruits into the Emirates team. Chelsea says this involved medical checks, lots of speeches from different departments, and uniform fitting. The training group was also split into four batches of around 15 people for team-building activities.
“I was pretty exhausted that first week – getting up at 5am and still feeling a little jet lagged from the flight over – but I soon adjusted,” she says.
With the initial induction over, the training began in earnest.
First up was 13 days of training on safety and emergency procedures.
“The training is intense,” says Chelsea. “You learn so much in one day and then you get home and study everything you’ve learnt that day, plus more for the next day, plus homework.”
“We had practical exams every day in the amazing simulators – they create such a real environment especially during turbulence and decompression scenarios.”
The three trainers (from India, Mauritius and South Africa) were “awesome” she says.
After safety and emergency training, Chelsea had her first weekend off without any study.
She started off with some shopping at the massive Dubai Mall: “Over 1200 shops! I only managed to walk around half of the mall in 4 hours!”
Sheikh Zayed Road, home to most of Dubai’s skyscrapers is also spectacular, says Chelsea, especially at nighttime when all the buildings are lit up.
Back at training the following week Chelsea and her classmates undertook group medical training.
“It’s a little more extensive than a general First Aid course,” she jokes. “It takes about 5 days and I even learnt how to deliver a baby!”
After medical training the team picked up their uniforms and rushed home to try them on.
Image and grooming training followed. “This is a fun day where we learnt about skin care, makeup, hair, nails, fitness and nutrition and uniform.”
Next on the schedule was security. Here the trainees learnt how to conduct all security checks on board, learnt about hijacking and bomb threats and how to react in those situations.
The final part of training was service, and Chelsea says that once again the fantastic trainers made it a lot of fun.
Three final practical assessments in the simulator tested the trainees on everything they had learnt – medical, security, safety and emergency.
“It was our chance to practice everything we learnt and put it together,” says Chelsea. “It was such a great feeling to finish training!”
The graduates were then assigned their first two flights, where they are able to observe everything and experience what happens in the real world.
Chelsea’s first flight was to Chennai in India (MAA) on the Boeing 777, and she loved it.
“It was a turnaround flight, so 4 hours there and 4 hours straight back. The coolest thing was being able to sit in the cockpit for takeoff and landing. The 180-degree view was incredible.”
Posted in Student success | Tagged Airline jobs, Airline training, Airlines, Aviation Training, Blogs, Celebrating success, Emirates, Employment, ITC, ITC Award winning training, ITCNZ, Students in work, Tourism training |
More than half of our DOL students study from home because they are looking after young children. After a few years staying at home, many lose confidence in their employment prospects.
DOL graduate Lynda says, “I felt like I had had so much time off that I had become a recluse and didn’t know how to be in the public eye anymore or approach customers with confidence. I even thought I would forget everything I had learnt in previous employment.”
Another graduate Margaret adds: “I didn’t apply for a job for months after completing my course, as I thought they would decline my application as I had not been in the work force for so long.”
Many parents want to take care of their child at home. But DOL graduate Hazel found that getting out there had a positive impact on both her and her child. “Getting a job meant I could earn much more money to support myself and my child, while also gaining a social life outside of our house. I think many single mothers don’t want to send their child to childcare so soon. It seems hard at first but you and your child will adapt,” she says.
Lynda says that the ITC course helped her a great deal. “Training with ITC contributed a lot to gaining my confidence back. Having the phone assessments and orientation, and even graduation, and being amongst other people was a boost. With anticipation I wanted to get back into the work force and show off some recapped skills,” she says.
Lynda is also an advocate of gaining work experience while you study and says that having a part-time, casual job gave her a big confidence boost.
Margaret found that getting out there and applying for jobs was a useful learning experience in itself. “I wasn’t successful in my first application. I didn’t let that get me down: I used it as a learning curve. I took out my ITC notes on career preparation to make sure I was ready. For my next application, I knew exactly what I was going to say to any question asked, and was able to reply back in full confidence.”
Margaret now works for the call centre at Qantas Airways, Lynda is working for Flight Centre in Perth (WA) and Hazel works at Auckland Airport for Menzies Aviation.
As Margaret says: “Don’t let fear get in the way of your dreams. If you prepare for your interview, all will fall into place and your dreams will come true!”Posted in In the Community | Tagged Airline jobs, Airline training, Aviation Training, Distance Learning, Employment, ITC, ITC Award winning training, Passion for travel | Leave a reply
2. Turn up to college – get 100% attendance
3. Bring your lunch – studying makes you hungry!
4. Hand work in on time – stay up to date.
5. Always listen and respect Tessa (your tutor)
6. For role plays – Be confident – practice!!
7. Understand the question by asking questions!
8. Don’t rush – check your work
9. Smile – Be positive
10. Go hard or go home!! – Just try!!
ITC has chosen its scholarship recipients for 2014. Applicants created a video or a blog showing us their passion and enthusiasm for travel, their commitment to learning, and why they felt they should receive a scholarship award.
We received a very high calibre of applicants and after many discussions we chose four recipients. On successful completion of their qualification the recipients will receive a cheque to the allotted values of their scholarship.
Charlotte Roberts-Swain, Macleans College, Auckland.
$5,000 scholarship, ITC Botany Campus
We first met Charlotte with her mother at the Macleans College careers evening. She immediately came across as a bubbly and enthusiastic person. Charlotte’s mother works in the travel industry and has passed on her enthusiasm and passion for the industry to her daughter.
Charlotte’s blog was very well thought out and identified clearly why she felt she should receive the scholarship. She demonstrated how her experience in her travel class with teacher Julie McDougall had broadened her understanding of the career opportunities available to her in travel and tourism. She also showed an understanding of the important part the industry plays, not just New Zealand’s economy but worldwide.
Her aspirations for her future in the industry are very exciting and we believe she will go on to be an asset to any employer when she graduates.
Her response to being informed of the scholarship award was complete joy, and her first words were “I cannot wait to tell my Mum!”
Lape Talopau from Kelston Girls, Auckland
$5,000 scholarship, ITC City Campus
Lape’s video was just full of energy and showed her as an enthusiastic and positive person with a fantastic smile. She proved she had a great understanding of the need for our scholarship recipients to be hard working, committed and passionate about working in the travel and tourism industry.
Lape highlighted that she understood the importance of working and conversing with people from very diverse cultures. She obviously has the personality and people skills to make a big career for herself in travel and tourism and we look forward to watching her grow through her studies with us. Lape’s screams of joy when we informed her of her award are still making our ears ring today!
Kimi-Ora Follas, Otamatea College Northland
$1,000 scholarship, ITC Botany Campus
Kimi-Ora’s teacher, Marco Troost, contacted us to ask for some tips for her application, and to endorse her as a great student who is very passionate about wishing to forge a career for herself in travel and tourism.
Marco’s judgement of Kimi-Ora’s suitability for the industry proved to be correct. Kimi-Ora first heard of ITC through one of Ceri Jenkins’ presentations at her school when she was in year 12. It convinced her that she should follow her passion for the industry and endeavour to gain the necessary education to enter travel and tourism.
She had obviously done her homework on ITC via the internet and also made the long journey to Auckland with her family to attend one of our open days. Kimi-Ora’s confidence and determination stood out in her video and will we are sure hold her in very good stead throughout her studies and future employment.
Sonia Murray, Sancta Maria, Auckland
$1,000 scholarship, ITC City Campus.
Sonia had attend one of our short courses and made a lasting impression on our tutor Mel. Her enthusiasm and ability to work well with others really stood out.
Sonia’s previous class visits to ITC and attendance on the short courses convinced her that tourism was for her and highlighted that she has a special interest in adventure tourism.
Her blog was very articulate and outlined all of the key aspects we were looking for in scholarship recipients, in particular her undoubted passion for the travel and tourism and the sense that there is a very big and successful career just waiting out there for her.
We wish all of our scholarship recipients and applicants the best for 2014 and beyond.Posted in In the Community | Tagged Airline training, Aviation Training, Employment, Fun, ITC, ITC Award winning training, ITC in Schools, ITCNZ, New Zealand Tourism Training, Scholarships 2014, Tourism training, Travel Training | Leave a reply
ITC staff and students had a fantastic day promoting the college and the airline, travel and tourism industry at Botany Town Centre.
The college had a promotional stand at the mall and attracted a great deal of attention.
“We all had fun chatting to the numerous friendly shoppers about the amazing courses we offer,” says Natasha Allen, Campus Manager Botany. “People were really interested to hear about the thrilling famil trip and the work experience week, which literally gives our students a foot in the door of our dynamic industry.”
The ITC stand featured photo books and cardboard cut-outs of an AJ Hackett tour guide and an ITC flight attendant.
“The cut-outs had holes so that people could put their own faces through and pose as the tour guide or flight attendant. It attracted so many people, young and old; it helped to fire people’s imagination about what it might be like to be in those roles.”
“This event really highlighted to everyone we met that travel and tourism is a fun, vibrant career option and ITC is definitely the place to start your journey,” says Natasha.
Keep an eye out for ITC’s promo guys and girls dressed in our funky white Kia Ora t-shirts in January and February. They will be in Botany Town Centre and at Maraetai, Cockle Bay and Eastern Beach shouting out that ITC is the place to study in 2014.
ITC Botany is proud to announce that we will be running our Level 5 Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management next year. There are only a handful of spaces left, and the first class is in March – so get in quick!Posted in In the Community | Tagged Airline jobs, Airline training, Aviation Training, Botany Town Centre, Employment, Export Education, ITC Award winning training, ITCNZ, New Zealand Tourism Training, Tourism training, Travel Training | Leave a reply
The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has been voted New Zealand’s Leading Travel Training Institution in the Travel Digest Travel Industry Awards 2013.
“What makes this award such an honour is that it is voted for by members of the industry,” says ITC’s Marketing Director Claire Huxley.
“We have such a strong focus on making sure our graduates are genuinely prepared for work in travel, tourism and airlines, and this award acknowledges that we are getting it right.”
Travel Digest also lists ITC’s achievement of Category One status in the NZQA EER audit (the highest education rating) and its membership of internationally recognised quality brand Quality Education as contributing factors to its success.
“It’s important to us that our quality is made visible through NZQA audits and through our connections with associations like Quality Education,” says Claire.
“It’s critical that our students have confidence in us, and it inspires all of us at the college to keep contributing to this industry that we love.”
ITC’s students certainly reap the benefits of the college’s strong industry reputation. Numerous opportunities to explore the industry first hand through trips and hands-on work experience and job placements all add to the college’s high job placement rate.
“This is an industry where the strength of your contacts is crucial. Our students constantly make us proud by showing employers their commitment and passion for this sector. And employers repay that by providing employment and training opportunities for our students.”
“We are grateful to Travel Digest for running these awards that showcase the best of our industry, and we would like to thank the people and organisations who voted for us.”Posted in News | Tagged Airline training, Aviation Training, Employment, Graduation, International Awards, International Students, ITC, ITC Award winning training, New Zealand Tourism Training, Travel Training | Leave a reply