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Studying from home does work

23rd January 2008

Studying from home does work

Jill Quigley (Distance Learning programe leader), Lydia (centre) and Elizabeth Valentine (CEO of ATTTO)


A big CONGRATULATIONS to Lydia Otway! She now has a great job as a Junior Consultant with Holiday Shoppe in Hamilton.

Lydia Otway has had a passion for tourism and travel for ages! Studying tourism at school, working as a Camp USA counselor in America, and working for her tour operator father helped to develop a love of the industry and a desire to be a part of it. It was a natural decision for Lydia to study Travel and Tourism with ITC. Work and family demands meant that Distance Learning was the best option for her.

Distance learning study was not always easy for Lydia - 3 house (and city) moves during her course, and dealing with the wonderful and challenging moments of pregnancy (her beautiful baby - Elijah - was born in August).

However, Lydia had buckets of motivation and always worked really hard at her studies, finishing her course with Merit, and attended our December Graduation event to receive her certificate. (see her photo top right!!)

We were so proud of her achievements, we decided to write an article about her for the Waikato Times Newspaper, in the area she now lives. We never realized that it would attract so much attention! Shortly after the article was printed, ITC were approached by a Holiday Shoppe Manager who was very keen to meet and interview Lydia!

A few days later, following her interview and she was offered a job!Well done Lydia - we're so proud of you!


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