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ITC is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of tertiary-level travel and tourism training, which is why you’ll find us at many major tourism events and expos throughout the country.
This May, we’re excited to host a stall at the Go With Tourism Expo from May 20-22. This will be held at the ASB Showgrounds from 10am to 3pm each day, and is a free event – just be sure to register!
Read on to find out more about this fantastic expo and how you can win prizes that will help you prepare for the tropical bubble when you come and visit our stall!
Visit ITC at the expo to win!
The International Travel College of New Zealand (known as Study From Home for our distance learning students) will be present at the Auckland Go With Tourism Expo, and we can’t wait to chat with potential future students at our stall.
The 2021 expo will be filled with tourism providers looking for employees, study options, and chances to get some hands-on industry experience.
Some of our fabulous staff will be there, and so will a handful of student volunteers, so you can ask current students about what it’s like to be enrolled with ITC and studying travel and tourism.
We’ll be chatting about our course options, what life is like on campus or if you choose to Study From Home, and where those qualifications might take you in the future. You can ask all your burning questions and chat about the tourism industry that we’re so passionate about.
As an extra perk for coming to see us, we’ll be giving away some awesome pool toys that will help to prepare you for the upcoming tropical bubble. All you’ll need to do is fill in a contact form to go in the draw.
Go With Tourism is an organisation that was launched in 2019 to help address the skills shortage in the industry in Auckland. Thanks to its initial success, the programme has been expanded across New Zealand.
Want to learn more about the expo, ITC, or enrolling? Don’t hesitate to get in touch today.
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Continuing with your studies after high school is a wonderful way to earn an education at a higher level, and to gain knowledge and skills specialised for your future dream career.
Unfortunately, not all universities and colleges make that as straight-forward as it could be. Many demand in-person attendance from Monday to Friday, with few options for flexibility, even if you desperately need it.
ITC understands that for some, tertiary study isn’t as simple as just showing up to class every day. We know that life can throw things at you that make a ‘normal’ study schedule practically impossible, no matter how badly you want to earn your qualifications.
That’s why we’ve made sure our courses are as flexible as possible. That they work with you rather than against you, so you can graduate with a valuable qualification, no matter how many challenges you face along the way.
Part-time or full-time study
If you’re ready to commit to full-time study and earn your qualifications as quickly as possible, you can certainly do so at ITC. This is a great way to throw yourself into tertiary study and work your way through your certifications.
However, if you have other commitments, such as a part-time job or a family to look after, we know that full-time study might be too much to add to your already-full plate. In this case, you can study with ITC part-time, which allows you to earn your qualifications without sacrificing time with your family or your work schedule.
Choose your campus
ITC currently offers three campus locations, so if you wish to study with us, you can pick the one that is best suited to you.
You’ll find us at:
Standard colleges and universities often only have one campus, which requires many students to relocate in order to complete their qualifications. With us, you may be able to find one much closer to home.
Campus study and online options
If you don’t live near one of our campuses, or you prefer not to commute at all in order to earn your qualification, you can always opt to study online.
Study From Home is ITC’s online option, which lets you earn the exact same level 3, 4, and 5 qualifications, but all from the comfort of your own home. All you need is your own laptop and a reliable internet connection, and you can sign up.
One of the best parts about studying online is that there are no set term dates. This means you can begin your studies at any point in the year, and even work through them even faster than the usual course if that better suits your schedule. This gives you the ultimate flexibility of being able to learn from home, while still gaining the same great qualifications as in-person students.
In late 2019 and early 2020, one ITC student discovered just how beneficial this online learning option can be. Jessica Collingwood began study with ITC in person, but she soon began having serious health issues, and had to spend large amounts of time in hospital. Not wanting to give up her studies, ITC helped her switched to our online learning portal, so she was able to finish her certificate despite her massive challenges. You can read more about her story here.
Four-day study week
Companies and organisations around the world have started experimenting with four-day work weeks, as more and more people believe that we can be just as productive – but far happier and less stressed – than sticking to the same old five-day work week.
In 2021, ITC has moved to a four-day study week, which means that students attend courses from Monday to Thursday, enjoying their Fridays to themselves to relax, spend time with family and friends, study, or even work.
We believe this flexibility gives students much greater control over their own time, and still allows them to graduate with a fantastic qualification at the end of each course.
Here are just some of the ways ITC has made study possible thanks to our flexible options:
- During Alert Level 4, tutors offered to drop off resources to certain students who were unable to collect due to personal circumstances.
- Relocation from one campus to another when a student has moved cities
- A student with a 7 month old baby and couldn’t always be on campus, but is a visual learner and doesn’t want to just study from home. We’ve offered “Blended” learning. She will be signed up as a campus student, but will be allowed to SFH to get the best of both worlds.
- One student did not have a device during Alert Level 4, and only a small phone to complete an assessment. So we read the questions over the phone and she wrote her answers on paper where she took photos of it all and sent them in for marking.
- ITC Tutors teach using various ways to cater to different students’ needs. For example, by combining visuals (by writing pictures, and using the boards), auditory (letting students read the text), write and read by asking them to write what they have learned for each session, and kinaesthetic (letting them make a plot for the drama and act which is related to the topic).
- A student was working full time during Alert Level 4 and was unable to attend class sessions. So we arranged time with her 1:1 after work around 7pm to update her.
- 1:1 tutorial time with tutors whether that is on campus, online or via phone. Tutors will be there for students if they are not busy taking a class.
- A couple of students began with Study From Home, but found they would prefer to study in person, so switched to on-campus with ITC!
- One student was so keen to start work in the industry that they sped up their studies by studying level 3 in the morning on campus and level 4 in the afternoons at home.
- One student switched from on-campus study to Study From Home in order to care for a sick family member.
- A student was looking to drop out because she’s not computer savvy and was frustrated as she wasn’t keeping up in class. After sitting down and discussing the issue, we agreed to print out her workbooks to better suit her learning style. She has since taken a 180 degree turn in class and is doing very well.
If you’re at all concerned about committing to study this year in case life throws you a curve ball, remember that flexible study options can mean you won’t have to give up your education. Get in touch with us to chat about your options and find out more.
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