QRC and Air Zealand have joined forces, signing a strategic partnership agreement which will make QRC’s Tai Tokerau campus a social pillar in Air New Zealand’s sustainability strategy.
QRC and Air New Zealand will work together to build New Zealand’s tourism talent pipeline and enable youth employment pathways for students from select parts of New Zealand, including Tairāwhiti Gisborne, Te Tai Tokerau, south Auckland, the Bay of Plenty and the South Island.
The long-term partnership will initially be focused around recruitment of students to the college’s Paihia campus.
Air New Zealand will provide a Top Student Award for each graduation class, as well as scholarship funds to drive recruitment and incentivise students to achieve excellence.
The airline will also create opportunities for paid internships and jobs with the airline post-study and support the college with growth into the regions.
As well as creating opportunities for students, Air New Zealand will offer leadership, mentoring and learning support for QRC staff and intends to work with external partners to grow tourism as an exciting and prosperous career option for youth.
We’re also delighted to welcome Jodi Williams, Air New Zealand’s General Manager – Global Brand and Content Marketing, to our Industry Advisory Board.