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UK students discover the Cook Islands

Tuesday June 10, 2014 Written by Published in Local
Students from Northbrook College who are studying the Cook Islands. 14060917 Students from Northbrook College who are studying the Cook Islands. 14060917

A group of students from Northbrook College in Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom have chosen “The Cook Islands” over every other travel destination in the world for the focus of their studies.

As part of the unit, Worldwide Travel Destinations, their lecturer Jane Mills invited Ian Griffiths, the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation UK Representative to talk about the Cook Islands.  He was so inspiring that the students felt they know all about the Cook Islands and its residents personally.

Jane Mills, the student’s lecturer said, “It is always inspiring when we have a guest speaker from the industry, it really brings the course to life.”  However, the presentation that Mr Griffiths gave was like no other.  He certainly sold the islands to the students who felt that they knew the islanders personally.  “After 28 years in the travel industry, I also renewed my passion for travel after hearing about the Cooks.”

Northbrook College is the principal provider of work-related further education in an area centred on the south coast town of Worthing.  It recently achieved (academic year 2012/2013) the fourth highest success rate for full-time education in the country.

The college offers a wide range of full and part time courses from basic skills to degrees.  Qualifications include trade and professional qualifications as well as pre-university diplomas and university degrees.  It enjoys Outstanding Ofsted ratings in many areas.

The college offers various travel and tourism courses, with many students going on to achieve successful careers in the industry including working for airlines, tour operators and travel agents.

When the class of 2014 graduate and gain jobs in the travel industry, it is safe to say that the Cook Islands will be their number one destination of choice. --Release

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