The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is a premium supplier of training courses for the airline, airport, travel and tourism industries. Founded in 1996, ITC has been helping students achieve their career goals for over 20 years. ITC also offers a distance learning package to cater to interested learners who are unable to travel to Auckland. Approximately 17 per cent of learners studies at home via distance learning. ITC has or has had subcontracting arrangements with two institutes of technology/polytechnics, NorthTec and Southern Institute of Technology. ITC delivers level 3 programmes that allow learners to a pathway to higher tourism and travel qualifications at these institutes. In addition, ITC offers 12 short courses to secondary schools throughout New Zealand. These courses are delivered to more than 1,000 students per annum. ITC supports the establishment of links between the schools and stakeholders in the tourism industry. The programmes provide learners with the relevant vocational skills needed to gain employment in the tourism and travel sector.