Preparing Chinese for NZ jobs
Five New Zealand snow sports instructors are heading to China this week to prepare 40 Chinese snow sports instructors for their New Zealand instructing qualifications.
Cardrona Alpine Resort instructors Yolinde Magill, Rachael Milner, Kyle Kostohris, Jon Gass and Campbell Mason will be conducting the week-long course in Wanlong.
Cardrona has partnered with the New Zealand Snow Sports Instructors Alliance (NZSIA) to train the Chinese instructors so they can apply for jobs in Wanaka next year.
The Chinese students will sit the NZSIA Level One exam at the end of their course.
Cardrona communications executive Jen Houltham said it would be the biggest NZSIA course to run in China.
‘‘The successful instructors will have the opportunity to instruct at Wanlong during the 2016/17 winter, and will also have the opportunity to interview for instructing positions at Cardrona at the end of the winter, due to Cardrona’s partnership with Wanlong Resort,’’ Houltham said.
Cardrona hired 10 Mandarinspeaking instructors from Wanlong for the 2016 winter.
‘‘The Chinese ski market is growing significantly, and we’re very excited to run this internationally-recognised course and exam in China,’’ Houltham said.
Cardrona instructors Kyle Kostohris, Rachael Milner, Yolinde Magill and Campbell Mason.