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.|
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To enable ITT to identify the leading universities who are keen to work particularly closely with the Institute.
To enhance what those universities deemed by the ITT to be excellent are able to offer their students and the sector more generally.
Universities who are successful in their application for Centres of Excellence status could expect:
All university members are invited to apply by sending an email in the first instance to Claire Steiner, Chair of the Education and Training Committee, who will explain the process of application. Applications can be made at any time (i.e. there is no closing date). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The criteria used to judge applications are listed below. Institutions must submit an application that addresses each of the criteria.
The judging panel will consist of:
The judging panel will review each application and make one of the following decisions:
All unsuccessful applicants will be entitled to a written explanation within 21 days of the judging panel informing them of their decision.
All successful applicants will be promoted on the ITT website.
ITT University Centres of Excellence status lasts for three years. ITT will contact the university two months before the status elapses, inviting them to apply for continuation.
1) Courses and the curriculum
2) Tourism research
3) Tourism consultancy
4) Learning resources
5) Academic staff
6) Graduate employment
8) Added value
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.