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.|
The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) recognises the value of working closely with universities and colleges.
As a consequence, it has established a number of initiatives aimed at valuing excellence and driving up professional standards. Part of its engagement with higher education involves recognising good practice via its ITT Recognition scheme for university and college tourism departments. Recognition entitles the university/college concerned to use the designated logo (incorporating the words ‘ITT Recognised University’) on its website and other promotional material in addition to existing membership benefits. In very exceptional circumstances, departments may receive an award of excellence for their engagement with the sector combined with their approach to developing students and staff within their institutions.
Universities and colleges applying for ITT Recognition are required to complete a brief application form and to supply any supporting evidence they feel will help the Evaluation Panel. The type of supporting evidence submitted will depend upon the claims made in the form, but will probably include various course documents.
Click here to apply for University Recognition
Click here to apply for College Recognition
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.