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The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC)
has just opened a brand new Airport Training Centre
at its City Campus. The centre will be the second of its
kind in the country, the first having opened at ITC's
Botany Campus in 2009.
ITC, a premium supplier in the airline, airport and
travel and tourism industries, recently won the award
for innovation at the New Zealand Tourism Awards.
"We know our Airport Training Centre, where we
run our Certificate in Aviation, was a real contributing
factor in that,
" says ITC's Marketing Director Claire
Huxley. "We are always seeking innovative ways to
provide our students with real-life experience, and
the practical nature of the course, which focuses on
careers with an airline, airport or ground-handling
agent, means that our graduates ready to work in
their chosen fields."
The facilities are certainly something special -- ITC's
huge airport training centres simulate real-world
airports, including check in, customs, gate lounges,
and even planes where students are trained in all
aspects of in-flight ser vice.
The Certificate in Aviation course also incorporates
the CODECO online check in system, currently used
by 52 airlines worldwide. Students are trained to
handle the stages before and during check in, check in
variations and irregularities, and gate handling. Other
specialist units include dealing with dangerous goods,
aviation security and baggage processing.
"I am learning so much about the travel industry,"
student Alison Harris says. "This course is grooming
me for a job at the airport."
There is a real confidence when you speak to the
Certificate of Aviation students -- they know this is the
right place for them to be. Student Helen says that after
a visit to the airport "and having the staff members of
Menzies Aviation comment on how everything we are
learning here is relevant to a future job at the airport,
it made me feelproud to have chosen to do this course
and know that we are learning the right things to gain
our future dream jobs."
Both ITC's Botany and City Campuses are taking 2012
enrolments now. Find out how you can launch your
career in the airline, airport, and travel and tourism
industries by phoning the ITC team on 0800 868747
or (09) 373 5510 for more information.
Are you ready to fly high?
Training time for Round the Bays
Hard yards: Reporter Lisa Honeybone is training for Round the Bays on March 18.
Photo: FELICITY REID
By LISA HONEYBONE
I m a quitter -- at least when it comes
to diets and exercise.
I m one of those people who thinks
it s okay to have that chocolate bar or
takeaway on the weekend because my
diet starts on Monday.
Every diet starts on a Monday.
Trouble is they end by Tuesday.
So when the boss asked for a volun-
teer to blog about training for Round
the Bays I stuck my hand up all too
I ve been wanting to get into shape
for ages but I can t seem to stick with
I want instant results in order to get
the motivation to keep going.
So I thought that by volunteering to
write the blog I might have found my
new motivation -- shame.
If I don t stick to a weekly training
schedule and get into shape to run that
8.4km then I m not only letting myself
down but all you readers are going to
know about it.
So over the next few weeks I hope
you ll follow me as I -- hopefully -- pro-
gress from not being able to run to the
letterbox (okay, slight exaggeration) to
completing the charity event on March
18.The Ports of Auckland Round the
Bays has been an annual event in
Auckland since 1972 when the Auck-
land Joggers Club initiated it.
It has grown to be one of the world s
largest fun runs with nearly 40,000
registered runners and an estimated
Today the event is a joint collabor-
ation between the Auckland Joggers
Club and Fairfax Media -- parent com-
pany of Suburban Newspapers and the
The course starts in Quay St in the
city and finishes on the waterfront at
St Heliers Bay.
Entry is $15 for adults and $10 for
children 16-years and under.
So to those of you who might also be
training for Round the Bays, good on
Hopefully I can share some useful
tips and information along the way
and likewise feel free to share any
advice you might have with me.
Visit www.papakuracourier. co.nz to
follow my blog and comment online.
Visit www.roundthebays. co.nz for
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