Pre­par­ing Chi­nese for NZ jobs

Central Otago Mirror - - CLASSIFIEDS - MAR­JORIE COOK

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.

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