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ITT TuITTion - July - Issue 16

ITT STUDENT AWARD WINNER ALUMNI

 

Just ahead of this year's Student Awards at the Chairman’s Summer Cocktails, we caught up with last year's winner, Lizzie Rumens.

Click here to find out how she has got on since winning ITT Student of the Year in 2012.

NEW CAREERS WEBSITE – PEOPLE 1ST

 

People 1st, the sector skills council, has recently launched a brand new website aimed specifically at careers in travel and passenger transport.

Supported by industry, www.careersthatmove.co.uk is the leading source of information for training and employment for job seekers, employers and training providers.

NEW ITT ACCREDITATION INITIATIVE

 

As part of its ongoing drive to improve standards in the industry, ITT has introduced an accreditation system for trainers and training organisations.

ITT Chair of Education and Training, Claire Steiner said, “We receive many enquiries from organisations and individuals who wish to source a particular kind of training and this new initiative will enable us to recommend suitable sources, secure in the knowledge that they will be reliable and that the training they provide is relevant and appropriate”. One potential ITT accredited trainer said, “I very much welcome this initiative. Although I only want to work in the travel industry, it is inevitable that many of my promotional efforts will bring in enquiries from organisations outside the industry – and it is a waste of my and their time to deal with these. By definition ITT is an organisation whose Members will be in the travel industry and their enquiries will therefore usually be something I will be familiar with. This will mean that both trainers and their customers will save time and effort when considering training interventions”.

ITT Member trainers and training organisations are invited to apply for ITT recognition and will find full details and an application form on the ITT website.


 

Message from the Chair

One of my many highlights at the recent ITT Conference was Dame Tessa Jowell MP, when she spoke about bringing the Olympics to the UK. I loved that they used young people during the bid to demonstrate the legacy and impact of the Games for future generations. This is a strategy that ITT supports and uses – how better to tell young people about the opportunities in our vibrant industries than hearing from other young people who are already enjoying success?

At the launch of the 2013 State of the Nation report for Passenger Transport and Travel Services, the need for attracting more talent to the sector was highlighted. ITT is happy to work with organisations that help industry employers to achieve this goal. From the TTG Tomorrow’s Travel Leaders to the GTTP scheme - this currently has over 450,000 young people around the globe being introduced to a career in travel and tourism in schools. Future You, is ITT’s signature student event where the latest talent and trends is showcased to aspiring travel and tourism graduates and at the forthcoming Chairman's Summer Cocktails, where we celebrate the success of students when ITT annual student awards are presented. I hope many of you are able to join us.

Claire Steiner F Inst TT
Chair – ITT Education and Training Committee


ITT TEAMS UP WITH WTM TO SUPPORT THEIR NEW STUDENT PROGRAMME

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Future you @ WTM
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ITT is delighted to be supporting the new Careers in Travel student programme being launched at WTM this November. The programme has been designed to support the curriculum and will involve the chance to network with industry, take part in topical debates, attend special CV clinics and have direct access with exhibitors who may be looking to recruit graduates.

ITT’s signature student conference, Future You, will once again take place on the Thursday morning, giving attendees first hand access to the career secrets of some of tourisms future leaders.

WTM is offering an early bird discount to student groups of 20+. Click here to find out more.

LATEST NEWS FROM ITT CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

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Bournemouth University
The National Coastal Tourism Academy is a ground breaking new initiative to promote new gold-standard levels of customer service and boost the UK’s Coastal tourism industry. The world’s first National Tourism Academy outside China is to be based on the Dorset South Coast at Bournemouth. It is a partnership between the resort’s tourism industry, Bournemouth University and Bournemouth Borough Council. Click here to find out more.

Leeds Metropolitan University
Leeds Metropolitan University is developing two new online courses for the industry that will start in January 2014 – a BSc (Hons) Travel Business Management degree and a MSc Travel Business Leadership degree. For more information, click here

University of Wolverhampton
Tourism lecturers at University of Wolverhampton continue to work
with the industry on a variety of interesting and innovative projects.
They are currently involved in the delivery of an Economic impact Assessment for Lichfield Cathedral and many students are helping
to collect data, carry out case study research and will be involved with the analysis of the data over the summer. Click here to find out more.


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