Life Before CTC:
Hello, my name is Andrea. After graduating from high school I had no idea what to do. All my friends had plans to go to college, but I had no intentions of going back to school....to be honest I was quite glad to be finished! But, thinking that it was the right thing to do, I enrolled in a hair dressing course and hated it. I needed to make money in a hurry and started my first serving job and 7 years later, I was still serving and bartending. I always felt like I was missing something. I was tired of the 'bar scene' and I knew I needed a change...that's when I found CTC.
I enrolled in the Hospitality and Cruise Diploma course in the summer of 2007, and I've never been so nervous in my life! My last attempt at going back to school had failed, was I really ready for this? My first day was a bit nerve racking, but after meeting Dolores (my instructor) and going over the material to be covered in the course, I was so excited! I couldn't wait to get started!
Life At CTC:
I would recommend CTC to anyone looking to pursue a career in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Because it is a private college, the course material is 'fine tuned' to get right to the point. You learn what you need to know, everything is very hands on, the instructors are very supportive and encouraging and the class sizes aren't huge.
Because of CTC's relationship with many hotel properties all over Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, there are many opportunities to go on 'field trips' to apply what you've learned in class in the actual work force. Fun fun fun!
Life After CTC:
Life after CTC has been amazing! I graduated in February of 2007 and by January of 2008 I was on my way to Bristol, England to work and live for a year at the Aztec Hotel and Spa. I am a full time front desk receptionist at The Aztec, and the training I have received here has been invaluable. This once in a life time opportunity will open so many doors for me when I come back home. I have met and made so many friends here as well. They are my 'family' and have done an amazing job from the first day I arrived to make me feel at home. The life experience I've gained from living here will benefit me in everything I do. I have had many opportunities to see so many beautiful places, and I currently have plans to spend my 25th birthday in Paris! How amazing is that? All of my friends back home are so jealous!
To sum it all up, enrolling in CTC was the best decision I've ever made. They opened up the door for me to finally find, not my dream job, but my 'dream CAREER'. CTC has truly changed my life. My only regret is that I didn't do this sooner...
Best of luck to everyone who is ready to dive into a fast paced and truly gratifying industry. CTC will provide you with the hands on training you need in order to build your confidence and help you find the career or YOUR dreams...
Hospitality Cruise Diploma
Andrea Sinclaire (Right) and Charley (friend, and employee) Aztec Hotel and Spa, Bristol UK Read more