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It’s the start of a new year, but it’s undoubtedly a new year unlike any other. With so much upheaval, it’s been hard to tell if students are even thinking about their study options.
ITC is off to a positive start this year, meeting our future 2021 students. Recently we had the pleasure to meet three students who have signed up at once following a summer short course at their high school. (more…)Posted in In Schools, News, Study inspiration | Tagged High school short courses, ITC Award winning training, ITC enrolment, ITC in Schools, Short courses | Leave a reply
Here at the International Travel College, we love all things travel and tourism, and we love nothing more than sharing that passion with young Kiwis all over the country.
That’s why we provide a number of options for high Schools in New Zealand to introduce students to the travel and tourism industry, inspiring them to start exciting careers, and providing them with credits towards NCEA levels 2 and 3 in the process.
Our dedicated schools team has an excellent reputation in schools and the tourism industry. Our team is known for their energy, excellent communication, inspirational teaching methods and passion for providing a memorable experience. (more…)Posted in In Schools, News, Study inspiration | Tagged ITC in Schools, Passion for travel, Schools Team, Tourism training | Leave a reply
At the beginning of this year the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) unveiled four new Level 2 short courses for secondary school students. These new courses will help students achieve credits for vocational pathways, as well as give them a taste of tertiary life.
Students may choose from a short course in Aviation, Employment Skills, Customer Service or Problem Solving – or if it suits, they may decide to complete all four.
Each course is one day and worth 2 credits. Although short, these courses pack a big punch. (more…)Posted in In Schools | Tagged ITC in Schools, Level 2 courses, secondary school short courses | Leave a reply
The International Travel College of New Zealand’s (ITC) 2015 scholarship applications are now open to those who want to study for the airport, airline, travel or tourism industries.
This is the third year that ITC has run the application process by asking students to create a video or a blog to be posted online. The entry needs to show the student’s passion and enthusiasm for the travel and tourism industries and commitment to learning. (more…)Posted in In Schools | Tagged 2015 Scholarships, Airline training, Employment, International Awards, International Students, ITC, ITC Award winning training, ITC in Schools, New Zealand Tourism Training, Passion for travel, Tourism training, Travel Training | Leave a reply
International Travel College’s Account Manager Ceri Jenkins and Short Course Team Leader Mel Verwijmeren recently ran a personal development day to help those advising Northland students to gain closer contact with their local travel and tourism industry. The day was a forerunner to the short course team hitting the road again to run its Tourism, Adventure and Flight Attending Short Courses for Northland students during Term Two. (more…)Posted in In Schools | Tagged Airline training, ITC Award winning training, ITC in Schools, ITCNZ, Northland schools, Teacher training, Tourism training, Travel Training | Leave a reply
ITC Account Manager Ceri Jenkins made a recent presentation to Kelston Girls’ Careers Academy. The event also included presentations from other tertiary partners of the academy and highlighted potential pathways for the students’ future training and employment.
2013 was the first year of ITC’s involvement with Kelston Girls’ Careers Academy. This exciting project enables students at years 12 and 13 to gain standalone travel and tourism qualifications at level 2 and 3. These can also be used towards their level 2 and 3 NCEA qualifications. These students then have clear pathways into tertiary courses at ITC if they choose to take them. (more…)Posted in In Schools, In the Community | Tagged Airline jobs, Airline training, Aviation Training, ITC Award winning training, ITC in Schools, ITCNZ, Kelston Girls, Tourism training, Travel Training | Leave a reply
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 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