Event set to boost travel and tourism career opportunities

The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Future You on the Road: University of Wolverhampton event is aimed University and college students seeking a career in the industries. They will be able to network with key contacts and discover more about leading industry brands and businesses.
 
Miceal Barden, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, said: “On behalf of the Faculty of Social Sciences, I am delighted to welcome the Institute of Travel and Tourism to the University of Wolverhampton for this event. It will be an excellent opportunity for students to meet and network with industry professionals as they consider their future careers.  Our Leisure and Tourism awards continue to fully equip students for the world of work and events like this are an important part of that process.”
 
The event, sponsored by new hotel concept BH Mallorca, will include a morning conference where inspirational young achievers working in the travel industries will share their experiences.
 
An afternoon career exhibition will enable students to mingle with trade representatives from national corporations and West Midlands businesses, including Birmingham International Airport and Premier Inn.
 
Peter Robinson, Head of Marketing, Innovation, Leisure and Enterprise, added: “We are really excited about hosting the ITT Future You on the Road Conference - this is a great opportunity for our students and those from neighbouring schools and colleges in the region to listen to other young people enjoying success in their careers in the travel and tourism sector, together with opportunities for networking and finding out more about career opportunities within the industry.”
 
The University’s Department of Marketing, Innovation, Leisure and Enterprise is one of just four universities in the UK awarded the status of ITT Centre of Excellence in tourism education.
 
The event will be held at Walsall Campus on Dec 4 from 10am. For more information please contact Dr Sammy Li on sammy.li@wlvg.ac.uk.
 
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For media inquiries please contact Emma Pugh on 01902 322736.

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