Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Tourism Training’
After graduating from ITC, Paige Halpin set out to take on the world of tourism and travel – although she didn’t quite know exactly where she wanted to be just yet.
She began with a stint at Walt Disney World, and only discovered her dream job once she returned home to New Zealand.
We asked her all about it in our latest graduate interview, as well as how Covid-19 affected her career, what she thinks is next for the industry, and her advice for current and upcoming ITC students! (more…)Posted in News, Student success, Study inspiration | Tagged Graduate interview, ITC Award winning training, New Zealand Tourism Training, Tourism training | Leave a reply
High schools throughout New Zealand are well underway with the new school year. It’s an exciting time as countless students begin their final year or two of secondary education and start thinking about the future.
However, there are almost certainly students out there who can’t help but feel like they’re just not in the right place. Whether they’ve never taken to the school system or simply have no interest in the subjects, it can be an awful and uncomfortable feeling of wasting time in one place when you could be somewhere else.
Sound familiar? (more…)Posted in News, Study inspiration | Tagged ITC Award winning training, New Zealand Tourism Training, Tourism training | Leave a reply
As we count down until the start date of our ITC courses in 2021, we’re showcasing our campuses, study options, and career possibilities with a number of open days in January and February. You can view all upcoming open days and free events here.
These days allow potential students to drop in to get a feel for the campus and facilities, meet tutors, and ask as many questions as they like.
Here’s everything you need to know about attending an ITC open day! (more…)Posted in News, Study inspiration | Tagged ITC Award winning training, ITC Open Days, New Zealand Tourism Training | Leave a reply
The International Travel College (ITC) has announced that it will shift to a four-day study week for students in 2021.
All ITC courses in levels 3, 4, and 5 covering a range of qualifications in the travel, tourism, and aviation industries will move to a Monday to Thursday schedule. This move also includes an update to study times, now running from 9am until 2.30pm each day. (more…)Posted in News, Study inspiration | Tagged Four-day study week, ITC Award winning training, New Zealand Tourism Training | Leave a reply
Short courses for high school students: Will you go on an epic adventure or pick up extra NCEA credits this summer?Posted on 29/10/2020 by Hayley Clark
The weather is getting warmer already and there’s no doubt summer is on its way, although it may look a little different to what many students had in mind this year. With international travel off the cards, some won’t be heading away for holidays, while others won’t be heading home as planned.
With that in mind, Education New Zealand has launched a country-wide initiative to help support high school students this summer. The Great Kiwi Virtual Summer Fair is taking place this weekend on October 31 to offer inspiration and advice about enjoying the country the Kiwi way these holidays, whereas NauMai NZ is available to help students work through their options about staying or leaving the country.
Here at ITC, we’re offering two incredible short summer courses; the first to entertain and inspire, and the second to help students gain extra NCEA units. (more…)Posted in In Schools, News | Tagged Auckland, International Students, ITC Award winning training, NCEA credits, New Zealand Tourism Training, Short courses, Summer school, Tourism training | Leave a reply
How would you like to be a tourist in New Zealand for a few days? This is an experience students from the International Travel College (ITC) get to enjoy during their studies.
ITC organises a field trip (Famil) for its travel and tourism students, so they can see first-hand what it is like to work in the industry and to be a visitor in New Zealand. (more…)Posted in In the Community, News, Student success | Tagged Famil, field trip, New Zealand, New Zealand Tourism Training, Rotorua, tour guiding, tourism careers, white water rafting |
For several years, ITC has been sponsoring Manurewa High School’s Humanitarian Aid Leadership Programme (HALP) to Cambodia.
This year around 20 students embarked on a journey that saw them that return as “empowered, passionate, worldly young adults who have a greater desire to achieve and then give back to their community,” says Deputy Principal Phil Muir.
The students spent 12 days engaged in a range of projects and activities “that opened their eyes to the history and culture of a country that has been shattered by civil war, famine, genocide and poverty,” says Mr Muir.
The group worked with a number of aid projects including the World Vision Area Development Programme at Chi Kreng, and a NZAid funded agricultural programme that helps communities turn from subsistence farmers into productive croppers on land that was until recently covered with landmines.
Students also gave blood and donated to the Kantha Bopha children’s hospital in Siem Reap and the children’s hospital in Phnom Penh.
At Kantha Bopha, students heard from Nobel Peace laureate Dr Beat Richner. Student Kate Montgomery says, “Hearing about Dr. Beat Richner’s project of building and maintaining the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals was inspiring. It’s amazing how much one person’s vision can impact millions of people’s lives. This helped me to realise that I have the power to help people too.”
“The HALP programme also has a long term relationship with the Centre for Children’s Happiness – an orphanage which rescues children from the dumps of Phnom Penh,” says Mr Muir “and the students spent a full day playing, muralling, teaching and interacting, as well as giving a large range of donated gifts.”
The group also spent a day with 20 students sponsored by the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs to study as postgraduate students in New Zealand in areas such as development studies and tourism development. “The idea is that they will return to Cambodia and help to build a more successful country,” says Mr Muir. “We made some excellent links with this group, and look forward to developing these contacts – particularly when the students come to New Zealand next year.”
The students also visited the Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields. This visit had a real impact on the students, including Kate Montgomery, who says, “Throughout the entire time we visited the prison I felt numb and weak. None of what I saw looked real to me. It was so far removed from what I consider to be reality that I just couldn’t make sense of it.”
Kate says that the trip was genuinely life changing for her: “I saw, did, and experienced things that I hadn’t before. It really showed me the importance of so many things that we take for granted in this world. Things such as transport, roads, clean water, bathrooms, money, blood, education, and above all, people.”
“It truly did change my life and me as a person. I am not who I was before, and I am still not who I will be. But I can say that I am different. And I plan to use my experience to impact on others’ lives, and to make a difference in this world.”
Mr Muir says that the trip would have been beyond the reach of many of the students without ITC’s help: “The 2013 HALP team truly wishes to thank International Travel College for their generous contribution and support – your belief in our unique, life-changing project is very highly valued. We travelled as fabulous ambassadors for our community and country and your support helped to make this project a reality.”Posted in In the Community | Tagged Airline training, Aviation Training, Charity, Community, ITC, ITC Award winning training, ITC working with schools, Manurewa High School, New Zealand Tourism Training, Sponsorship, Travel Training, Volunteer scheme | Leave a reply
Natasha Allen, ITC Campus Manager Botany, recently returned from a trip to the happiest place in the world, where she caught up with ITC graduate Cara Adams.
Natasha says the excitement of the trip started before they had even left New Zealand at the Koru Lounge at Auckland’s International Airport where she, her husband and their two very excited children sampled the complimentary food (and Natasha and her husband the wine) before boarding their flight. (more…)Posted in Staff News, Student success | Tagged Airline training, Aviation Training, Disney, ITCNZ, New Zealand Tourism Training, Student opprtunities, Student success, Students working at Disney, Travel, Travel Training | Leave a reply
The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2014 – South. The college is a finalist in two categories: Excellence in Customer Service Delivery and Excellence in Strategy and Planning. (more…)Posted in News | Tagged International Awards, ITC, ITC Award winning training, ITCNZ, New Zealand Tourism Training, Passion for travel, Tourism training, Travel Training, Westpac Awards | Leave a reply
A Russian, an Englishman, a Singaporean and a Filipino walk into a bowling hall… it’s another ITC bowling day out!
Dan Sayer, the Englishman of the team mentioned above, says that the idea of these events “is to get the whole of International Travel College out as one, and it works.” (more…)Posted in News | Tagged Airline training, Blogs, Bowling, Fun, ITC, ITC Award winning training, New Zealand Tourism Training, Passion for travel, Tourism training | Leave a reply