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On Tuesday 25th August a group of high school teachers, career advisors and STAR/Gateway coordinators became students for the day at the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC). Every year ITC hosts several professional development (PD) days to educate secondary school professionals about the tourism industry.
“Our PD days provide that critical link between the high schools and industry,” says ITC Account Manager and PD day organiser Ceri Jenkins.
“Many of the high schools have no links with the industry and therefore have very little firsthand knowledge to pass onto the students. Once teachers have attended a PD day, they will walk away with 4 or 5 new contacts who are all keen to come in and talk to their students about what’s happening in the tourism industry.”In Schools | Tagged Gateway, ITC with secondary schools, professional development, STAR, Tourism Industry | Leave a reply
Last Tuesday ITC welcomed a group of teachers to its City Campus for an interactive professional development day. ITC Account Manager Ceri Jenkins hosted the event, providing the teachers with industry knowledge – and plenty of coffee and chocolate biscuits to keep them going!
These events are a great way to update teachers about what’s happening in the travel and tourism industry, so they can best inform their students about career opportunities.In Schools | Tagged Auckland, Careers, Harbour Bridge Climb, professional development, Teachers, Tourism, Travel | Leave a reply