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Business Tourism Accounting Industry Evening

Published: 24 Feb 2017

BTA Industry Night

On Tuesday, CIT Business, Tourism and Accounting held a successful industry evening to thank local businesses for their support in 2016 and to let them know about new training options in 2017.

Over 30 industry representatives attended this fantastic event at CIT Reid. Discussions were held about how CIT can help workplaces strengthen their staff’s skills with specialised training to cater for specific business needs.

Liz Nair, CIT Director, Business, Tourism and Accounting, welcomed everyone and shared the college’s successes in 2016.

CIT won the 2016 Canberra Region Tourism Award for Tourism Education and Training and the 2016 ACT Training Awards Largest Registered Training Organisation Award.

CIT Business, Tourism and Accounting students were also recognised with several training awards including as ACT Training Awards finalists and winners in all categories. CIT student Emily Short was recognised as National Receptionist of the Year and another student with a Top Academic Achievement Award in Project Management Studies.

In 2016 CIT won 19 Australian Government Endeavour Mobility Grants to support international tourism and hotel management students to travel Dubai and Vietnam as part of their studies.

Liz told the crowd CIT was looking at an exciting year ahead, continuing momentum from 2016 but also adding new programs in business analytics and social media his year. In 2017 CIT is offering local businesses a more customised approach to recognition of prior learning (RPL) through a reverse RPL model to make the process more flexible for employees to receive formal recognition for their workplace skills.