North Shore Times : December 7th 2010
15 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 7, 2010 NEWS The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has just opened a brand new Airport Training Centre at its City Campus. The centre will be the second of its kind in the country, the first having opened at ITC's Botany Campus in 2009. ITC, a premium supplier in the airline, airport and travel and tourism industries, recently won the award for innovation at the New Zealand Tourism Awards. "We know our Airport Training Centre, where we run our Certificate in Aviation, was a real contributing factor in that, " says ITC's Marketing Director Claire Huxley. "We are always seeking innovative ways to provide our students with real-life experience, and the practical nature of the course, which focuses on careers with an airline, airport or ground-handling agent, means that our graduates ready to work in their chosen fields." The facilities are certainly something special -- ITC's huge airport training centres simulate real-world airports, including check in, customs, gate lounges, and even planes where students are trained in all aspects of in-flight service. The Certificate in Aviation course also incorporates the CODECO online check in system, currently used by 52 airlines worldwide. Students are trained to handle the stages before and during check in, check in variations and irregularities, and gate handling. Other specialist units include dealing with dangerous goods, aviation security and baggage processing. "I am learning so much about the travel industry," student Alison Harris says. "This course is grooming me for a job at the airport." There is a real confidence when you speak to the Certificate of Aviation students -- they know this is the right place for them to be. Student Helen says that after a visit to the airport "and having the staff members of Menzies Aviation comment on how everything we are learning here is relevant to a future job at the airport, it made me feel proud to have chosen to do this course and know that we are learning the right things to gain our future dream jobs." Both ITC's Botany and City Campuses are taking 2011 enrolments now. Find out how you can launch your career in the airline, airport, and travel and tourism industries by phoning the ITC team on 0800 868747 or (09) 373 5510 for more information. www.itc.co.nz ADVERTORIAL Are you ready to fly high? 3346546AA 1QPS20100708-3 phone now 0800 458 458 www.caci.co.nz Botox ? They will never know AmeraseTM is the affordable Botox® plan for women Choosing Botox® is a personal decision. AmeraseTM is the system for regular Botox® treatments at Caci. Yo u r AmeraseTM program is structured with a regular payment plan to help you budget for your treatments throughout the year. 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NA 4336 25 Apollo Dr, Mairangi Bay 79 Kitchener Rd, Milford 3347443AA Health & Beauty Advertising Feature Helping Devonport: YouThink.Devo youth group members Sophie Hayman, left, Sydnee-Ann Boon and Andrew Robertson have helped organise the Devonstock concert. Youth gathering for music By SARAH CODDINGTON Mt Victoria is set to rock again with a youth concert organised by youth. Devonstock was originally thought up by Takapuna Gram- mar student Sam Harper with the help of youth group YouThin- k.Devo. The free concert featuring The Earlybirds, The Psychs and Ruby Frost is on Sunday, December 12, from 2pm to 6.30pm. It is an alcohol-free event. Youthink.Devo has been busy promoting the event through Facebook, posters and Event- finder. Their aim is to get as many youth as possible to the event where they can listen to some awesome music and have a good time. The 16-member youth group is supported by the Devonport com- munity co-ordinator and a North Shore City Council grant. Youthink.Devo also helped organise Beach Sounds in Takapuna and The Vic Unplugged. Call Maire Vieth on 021-776-057 for more information on Devonstock or the youth group. Milford Eye Clinic Fond farewell: 32 years after setting up Milford Eye Clinic, John Chapman-Smith will be retiring in early 2011. After 35 years as a con- sultant ophthalmologist, and 32 years after set- ting up Milford Eye Clinic, John Chapman- Smith will be retiring in early 2011. From a solo practice on Dodson Avenue, John has overseen the growth of Milford Eye Clinic into a five person practice based in purpose-built rooms in Shakespeare Rd, with dedicated onsite operating facilities. During that time, John has seen ophthal- mology practice change immensely. Cataract surgery is a great example -- this was an operation that used to require a general anaes- thetic and hospital stay. Nowadays the state of the art cataract surgery at Milford Eye Clinic uses local anaesthetic (sometimes only eye drops!) and is a day stay procedure. Vision is often returned to driving stan- dard within a few days. These results are poss- ible with modern catar- act surgery techniques, but also require the tech- nology to support them. Milford Eye Clinic utilises the latest equip- ment with IOL Master biometry, Alcon Inifiniti Phaco machine with Ozil, and a Zeiss operat- ing microscope. Milford Eye Clinic will be welcoming two new ophthalmologists to fill John s shoes. Dr David Squirrel specialises in medical retina, especially treatment of macular degeneration and diabetic eye compli- cations. Dr Rasha Altaie has extensive sub-speciality expertise in cornea and paediatrics. David and Rasha join Michael Fisk (retina, laser), Brian Sloan (oculoplastics), Jo Koppens (glaucoma) and Nadeem Ahmad (retina). All doctors consult in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. Milford Eye Clinic has consulting rooms at 181 Shakespeare Rd, Milford and Coastcare, Red Beach. A new Warkworth clinic will open early next year. For all appointments phone 489-6871.
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