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.|
WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?
Apprenticeships are a programme of learning that develops the skills and knowledge of someone in employment. They lead to nationally recognised qualifications that help apprentices progress in their chosen career.
They combine flexibility to meet the needs of individual employers, with a set content that maintains their identity and robustness. They are available at intermediate, advanced and higher levels in England and are designed to meet the needs of different occupations and areas of industry. Sector-specific apprenticeships available include Travel Services
BENEFITS OF APPRENTICESHIPS TO EMPLOYERS
Research shows that there are clear benefits of apprenticeships to businesses in the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism sector (Source: Populus on behalf of the former Learning and Skills Council, 2008)
PRACTICALITIES AND NEXT STEPS
As apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, most of the training is ‘on the job’ – at the employer’s premises. The rest can be provided by a local college or by a specialist learning provider, or you could deliver everything yourself. A learning provider will provide an employer representative who will be able to guide and work with you to:
Apprenticeship funding is available from the National Apprenticeship Service. The size of the contribution varies depending on your sector and the age of the candidate. For further information go to http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk or call 08000 150 600
For more information on sector apprenticeship frameworks go to www.uksp.co.uk
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.