Vancouver, B.C (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
For the second year in a row, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has ranked Canadian Tourism College (CTC) as one of the Top 5 Authorized Training Centers in North America. The award was presented to CTC earlier this month by IATA’s Vice President of Human Capital, Guido Gianasso, and the Head of Global Partnership and Learning Innovation, Ismail Albaidhani.
IATA judged the performance of Authorized Training Centers (ATC) based on the number of students trained through the institution and the student exam pass rate throughout the 2011 academic year. With figures that surpass multiple ATCs in local and neighbouring regions, CTC has been deemed one of the top-performing institutes of its kind, further distinguishing it as a leading travel and tourism college.
“CTC is developing the human capital of our industry in Canada by reaching out to the next generation of leaders. IATA strongly recognizes and supports CTC in this critical area,” says Albaidhani.
To be awarded such a distinction is an honour that CTC both acknowledges and aims to preserve for years to come. Staying mindful of the estimates made from a recent study published by go2—B.C.’s leading human resource association for the tourism industry—which states that travel and tourism will see an industry expansion that will demand over 100,000 new job openings in the province, CTC is prepared and fully equipped to be among the principal organizations that will train the influx of aspiring students.
With a history of operations that dates back over sixty years, IATA has been a chief player in establishing the commercial standards in the airline industry. IATA’s initiatives continue to represent the air transport industry and are aimed at benefiting numerous population segments, including consumers and passengers, airline corporations, service providers and government organizations.
The Canadian Tourism College is the only specialty college in British Columbia that focuses on all aspects of hospitality and tourism training. Established in 1980, CTC has trained over 30, 000 students for new careers in the global hospitality and tourism industry.