27 September 2017 at 9:00 am

Queenstown Resort College wins big at ITENZ Awards

Queenstown Resort College (QRC) has bagged three major awards at the ITENZ Awards in September.

Christine Clark, ITENZ Chair and Dr Stanley Frielick, Ako Aotearoa CE, present Charlie Phillips (far right), QRC CEO, with the Inaugural Supreme Award 2017 at the ITENZ Awards.

QRC won the ‘Inaugural Supreme Award’ at the Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ) Awards.

QRC also won ‘Provider of the Year’, and Chief Executive Charlie Phillips was recognised with the ITENZ Leadership Award for his contribution to education and the Queenstown community.

The judges’ panel cited the college’s outstanding graduate outcomes and strong links to industry as key factors in its success.

The awards were presented at the World TVET 2017 Conference in Queenstown in mid-September.

The awards come off the back of another big win at the Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s New Zealand Tourism Awards, in which QRC took out the Industry Enabler Award for its ‘stand out’ Queenstown Ambassador Programme.

“It is fantastic for Queenstown Resort College to be recognised at a national level by both the tourism and education industries,” Charlie said.

“This will help further establish Queenstown as a serious study destination.”

In the past year, QRC has introduced a Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management, opened its Tai Tokerau Resort College in Paihia, and purchased a culinary school, now QRC Culinary.

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