ITT shows its commitment to careers and education by recognition of good practice, student awards, consultancy and much more.
ITT runs an Education & Training Committee chaired by ITT Board Director Claire Steiner. Claire organises student events on behalf of ITT, such as the hugely popular 'Future You' seminar at WTM.
She also represents ITT on external education/ industry bodies. Educational partnerships are an important part of ITT’s careers and education work.
|The most recent being with the Global Travel & Tourism Partnership, a multi-country educational programme to introduce students to careers in travel and tourism.|
As a student who is interested in pursuing a career teaching in Higher Education, I was extremely fortunate to be offered the opportunity to work with the Leisure Industries Department at the University of Wolverhampton. The experience was full of opportunities, and writing three case studies for 'Tourism', a textbook co-authored by Head of Department Peter Robinson, was a particular highlight.
My initial contribution to ‘Tourism’ was to project manage the different tasks and deadlines for the three authors. Following that, I was then asked to contribute three case studies to the book, one discussing tourism from a student perspective, and the other two providing an overview of tourism in Spain and Germany respectively. As an additional contribution, I was also asked to provide a video blog as part of the online resources for the textbook to partner the tourism student case study.
Writing the case studies provided a chance to draw on my experiences as a tourist, but to also include my newly acquired academic knowledge from my first year studies, in addition to reflecting on how vast the field of tourism truly is.
Much to my amazement, I was nominated by the Leisure Industries Department at University of Wolverhampton to be their ITT Student of The Year, and was delighted at the opportunity to be collecting the award from the Houses of Parliament, making the accolade my proudest accomplishment to date. Receiving this award against the illustrious background of the House of Commons, and having the privilege of meeting Dame Tessa Jowell, was certainly a once in a lifetime opportunity, whilst having the chance to network with highly esteemed industry professionals, and seeing the high regard in which the Leisure Industries Department is held within industry was also fantastic.
ITT created the Centres of Excellence status to recognise leading universities keen on working particularly closely with the Institute.
Universities with Centre of Excellence status will be able to use a dedicated logo, receive support in organising industrial placements, have access to high level industry speakers, have access to senior industry figures for research purposes and will grant an annual ITT Centre of Excellence Student of the Year award to a student identified by the university.