Seaside Sally’s is a unique, simulated workplace model created in 2015 by Poppy and the staff at ITS for use in teaching particular topics and unit standards. Seaside Sally’s is a café, retail outlet and adventure park based on the...
Established in 2001, we set out on a mission.
Our mission was simple: to deliver quality training.
The Schools Division of ITS started in 2013, its been quite a journey.
Founded on the notion that we needed to elevate the level of service in hospitality across New Zealand, we weren’t about to tick boxes, we were here to change that. Not only did we want to spread across rural New Zealand, but we also wanted to offer meaningful solutions that created lasting impressions for our students.
Balancing the need for students to “get credits”, the schools’ limitations on funds, the variety of pain points differing groups of students present with, and out unique unfaltering commitment and passion we have waded through the journey, made the valuable mistakes one must the excel, 2019 is the most exciting year we have prepared for.
Our unique style of teaching allows our students to gain practical knowledge in the areas we are teaching, and we are determined to focus on achievement for all students at any level.
In response to employers and organisations identifying a shortage of work ready school leavers, we started working with schools, offering them unique courses tailored to the needs of employers. It was important for school students to start learning ‘soft skills’ in areas such as leadership, customer service, and effective communication. As our courses developed in schools, we were inspired to make our next step and help our youth become work ready.
While the brand continued to lead the training market through our quality training, we launched innovative programmes for youth development. We recognised a gap in youth development and that formal education did not work for everyone, so we repurposed our unique training style to create a better learning experience for our youth. It was time for us to give back to the community. We wanted our youth to become motivated about life and get them into the workforce.
This was our opportunity to take 15 years of experience and create a learning journey that wasn’t just about getting youth into employment, but also about changing their lives.
After almost two decades of service, our vision has never been clearer. There’s little knowing where the future will take us, but one thing that’s for certain is we will continue to deliver on our promise of quality training.