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.|
In 2010, the ITT became the UK partner to the GTTP, whose Mission is to inspire and enable young people to build careers in Travel & Tourism.
To date, more than 2 million students have participated in GTTP programs around the world and is supported by over 3000 travel and tourism businesses worldwide.
The GTTP is a Travel & Tourism industry-supported program to foster future talent and tackle the global skills shortage. The strategy is to start new programs in countries that need and deserve it, help the programs become government supported and part of the established national curriculum, and then step back in a supporting role to the national and local educational systems.
Having established our programs in developed countries like the UK and Canada, our focus is now on those countries where Travel & Tourism is an increasingly vital part of the economy, and where young people need to be part of a high-quality educational program emphasizing experiential learning.
Our goals are:
Raise awareness of Travel & Tourism the world’s largest and fastest growing industry as:
- A great place to grow a career
- A force for good, both in terms of economic benefits (employment, local development) and also as a force for peace.
Provide relevant curricula, work-experience and links to the global community.
Reach underserved communities and youth.
The GTTP provides a Travel &Tourism school curriculum called ‘Passport to the World’, which has been translated into several languages. Teachers delivering ‘Passport’ have to undergo a specific training programme In countries with a national T&T curriculum. ‘Passport’ will be offered by ITT as an optional resource for teachers delivering Travel and Tourism qualifications across the UK.
Find out more via : www.gttp.org