Tourism courses are provided by New Zealand School of Tourism. Students can choose workbooks of interest to them. There is a clear pathway between studying Tourism at school and Tertiary Pathway Courses and there is currently a shortage of workers in the Hospitality and Tourism industry. In addition students will be offered STAR courses to gain credits on a variety of topics from Flight Attending to Hospitality.
Gateway is a vocational course designed to support students to undertake learning and assessments to be ready for work. The programmes provide broader educational options and strengthens pathways to further education and training or employment.
Recent Gateway placements have been at The Warehouse (retail), Stationary Warehouse (retail), Countdown (retail), Poneke House (elderly care), Zeal (barista, event management Youthline), Hairdressing, SPCA, Kidzone (early childhood), NZIS (sports management), Hiko Fitness Centre (personal training), The Learning Centre (leadership).
All students are prepared for their work placements by undergoing First Aid and Health and Safety training.
There are shortages of females in infrastructure (building, electrician, plumbing) throughout New Zealand.
Vocational Pathways are:
- Creative Industries
- Construction and Infrastructure
- Manufacturing and Technology
- Social and Community Services
- Service Industries
- Primary Industries
Skills Employers are looking for:
- Positive Attitude
- Team work
- Willingness to work
- Thinking Skills
Courses in this Learning Area
Business Administration, Community Support/Health Care Support, Early Childhood Education, Hospitality, Retail, Animal Care, Building and Construction, Sports Management, Hairdressing, Automotive, Tourism, Hotel Management, Porter, Valet, Tour Operator, Housekeeping, Receptionist, Flight Attendant, Pilot, Baggage Handler, Travel Agent, Adventure Tourism, Ski Resorts, Cruise Ship, Airport Lounge Host, Event Manager, Airport Staff, Concierge, Business Development, Food and Beverage Manager, Airline Check in,