Sky’s the limit for NRC students

Successful Travel and Tourism students pictured with Deborah Harris PR Manager at Belfast International Airport and Karen McLeod, Travel and Tourism lecturer at Northern Regional College.
Successful Travel and Tourism students pictured with Deborah Harris PR Manager at Belfast International Airport and Karen McLeod, Travel and Tourism lecturer at Northern Regional College.

Thirty Travel and Tourism students from Northern Regional College have been recognised for their achievements in Airline and Airport studies.

The students completed the awards in Year 1 and Year 2 of their Level 3 Travel and Tourism programmes. All students were successful and were awarded Certificates in Airline and Airport Passenger Service Agent Skills and Cabin Crew Operations.

Students Hannah and Ruth check in at Belfast International Airport.  The airport is a close partner for student placements.

Students Hannah and Ruth check in at Belfast International Airport. The airport is a close partner for student placements.

These awards offer important additional skills and knowledge in this specific sector of the Travel and Tourism Industry in preparation for employment specifically within the airline and airport sector of the travel and tourism industry.

As part of a celebration of success at Belfast International students enjoyed a series of formal and informal presentations and motivational talks by airport staff.

Speakers included Uel Hoey, Business Development Director, Alan Whiteside, Operations Director, and Jason Whiteside, Thomas Cook Ground Operations Manager.

The airline and Airport awards were presented by both Uel Hoey and Jason Whiteside.

Mr Hoey said: “There is no doubt that the enhanced portfolio of Travel and Tourism courses is very welcome by Belfast International and supports the training and development needs of local students and the airline/airport sector of the travel and Tourism industry.

“As Belfast International is on the doorstep of The Northern Regional College, the airport and the college aim to compliment the industries vision of people first, through meeting personal and professional needs of the workforce.”