A+ Supreme Award to Mairangi Bay agent
ATTTO’s A+ Awards, announced in Wellington last Friday night, saw the Supreme Award won by the 2011 TAANZ Travel Trainee of the Year, Samantha Chambers, a travel planner at United Travel Mairangi Bay. She received a $2,000 professional development scholarship from ATTTO. ATTTO Chief Executive (Acting) Kathy Wolfe said “The A+ Awards are a chance to recognise the individual achievements of industry trainees. They are also a celebration of the valuable economic role vocational education and training has to play in the success of industries and businesses.”
Other A+ Award winners included: TIA Tourism Trainee of the Year / ATTTO Modern Apprentice of the Year Brad Rowe, Mountain Biking Coordinator, Skyline Queenstown Modern Apprenticeship in Tourism Museums Aotearoa Museum Trainee of the Year Virginia Malcolmson, Visitor Host, Canterbury Museum National Certificate in Museum Practice, Level 4 Aviation Industry Association Aviation Trainee of the Year Cameron Greene, Aeronautical Engineer, Air New Zealand National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering, Level 3 ATTTO Making a Difference Award Matthew Harper, Training Officer, Auckland International Airport National Certificate in First Line Management, Level 4
The awards were coordinated by ATTTO (the industry training organisation for the aviation, travel, tourism and museums sectors), with support from TIA, the Aviation Industry Association (AIA), Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) and Museums Aotearoa. Chief Executives from each of these industry associations selected the winner of each sector award from a pool of finalists. Winners were chosen based on nomination submissions and responses to interviews with
both nominees and their employers.