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.|
Fauzan Shamsudeen was the winner of the 2007 Bella Rangel Callen Student of the Year Award. He completed his BTEC Travel and Tourism course in less than five months with the Home Learning College.
The 26 year old has a Science degree from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He decided to study for a travel qualification because travel is one of the fastest growing industries. He chose the Home Learning College course after finding a leaflet on the train; it was the flexibility of home study that really appealed to him.
Incredibly, Fauzan managed to complete the course in just five months, studying whenever and wherever he got the chance – on the train, during work breaks, before and after work and at weekends. His self-motivation and commitment to complete the course so quickly and to such a high standard demonstrates his dedication to all future employers.
Fauzan said he was “privileged and proud to be the ITT Student of the Year 2007. Gaining recognition within the only professional travel and tourism membership body in the UK for individuals is an achievement of a lifetime. And having the opportunity of visiting the House of Commons and giving a speech to the ITT membership means so much to me.”
He became an ITT member when he registered for the course. He’s currently working as a retail relief officer, but his ambition is to find a job in travel with the aim of eventually taking his experience and expertise back to his homeland, Ghana, where he plans to set up as a tour operator.
As the winner, Fauzan won £500 towards attendance at any ITT event – he's already decided to use it to attend next year's ITT Conference.
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.