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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
2011 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?
Find out more: phone 09 301 0101
or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Christmas and New Year
Collection days for all areas over the Christmas and New Year period
remain unchanged. Please continue to put rubbish, recycling and paper
out for collection on your normal collection day.
Usual collection day
New collection day
Saturday, 25 December (Christmas Day)
Monday, 27 December
(Christmas Day holiday observed)
Tuesday, 28 December
(Boxing Day holiday observed)
Wednesday, 29 December
Thursday, 30 December
Friday, 31 December
New Year 2011
Usual collection day
New collection day
Saturday, 1 January (New Year's Day)
Monday, 3 January
(New Year's Day holiday observed)
Tuesday, 4 January (New Year holiday observed) No Change
Wednesday, 5 January
Thursday, 6 January
Friday, 7 January
rubbish, recycling and
Xmas cheer for young patients
The gift of reading: Fairfax staff, from back left: Senior research analyst Louise Worthington, group sales and marketing manager
Sandra King and communication and marketing manager Leanne Frisbie, with Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew Young
and patient Valentina Saavedra-Cendana, 3, at the Starship Christmas party.
Photo: JASON OXENHAM
By RHIANNON HORRELL
Festive songs and laughter proved to
be a highlight of the Starship
Foundation's Christmas party this
month -- which saw dozens of free
books handed out as part of the Fair-
fax First Books scheme.
The effort is part of an initiative
where more than 1200 books are dis-
tributed to Kids First, the Starship
Foundation, Auckland City Mission
and Ronald McDonald House in Graf-
ton to lift the spirits of children who
may be sick or in need.
Claire Cendana was at the party
with her daughter Valentina
Saavedra-Cendana, 3, who was
enjoying the music and food.
She's got chronic eczema. We've
always been in and out of hospital,''
Mrs Cendana says.
Starship's patients were among
those to receive books from the Kapai
series, which feature the adventures of
Kapai the Kiwi and focuses on New
Zealand culture, iconic locations, sport
The books are also provided to chil-
dren in decile one and two
kindergartens around New Zealand to
Fairfax Media group manager of
sales and marketing Sandra King says
it's wonderful to be able to brighten
Christmas for those who will spend the
festive season in hospital.
Books are fabulous gifts offering
both entertainment and education for
children, while improving the vital
core skill of reading. The Kapai series
of books has brought joy to thousands
of children around New Zealand and
we are thrilled to be able to give this
experience to even more children at
Christmas through key organisations
that do a wonderful job with children.''
Starship Foundation chief executive
Andrew Young agrees and says the
books are a real treat for patients.
We are truly grateful to Fairfax for
providing such generous support,
especially around Christmas which
can be a hard time for families in hos-
pital.'' The annual Starship party is
hosted for its young patients and their
families by the Starship Foundation
and its partners Barfoot and Thomp-
son, Mercury Energy, Air New Zea-
land, Sky Television, EB Games,
Westaff and a number of television,
radio and sporting celebrities.
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