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About Wintec

90 years of providing the skills and knowledge to build a stronger community and thousands of careers created, Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest and leading Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs).

With six campuses strategically located throughout the region, we are a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region.

At Wintec you'll discover that you have the power to create your world, the way you want it.

Empowering you

We understand that times are changing. Although our buildings and technology reflects our commitment to that, our very core remains the same.

Our missions and values are unchanged and it is what drives our actions.


Our approach

Our mission and values may be our core drivers, but our approach is what makes it happen. We understand that times are changing that's why we are committed to keeping up with the modern world.

Serving the Region since 1924

Since 1924, we have been a solid presence in the Waikato. ​The milestones we've reached and will continue to achieve is embedded in our history and celebrated around the region. We have come a long way since then but just imagine all that we can still do in the next coming years.

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Māori at Wintec

The Māori culture and heritage is reflected in us and in what we do. From our marae and our Māori Achievement Unit to support services like Te Kete Kōnae (TKK), our environment nurture Maori ways of knowing and being in order to see successful outcomes.

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Today at Wintec

  • Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Conference

    Are you of Māori and/or Pasifika Descent and aged between 16-40? Do you want to find out how you can study fee-free? Come to our Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Conference!

  • Gardens Taster Day

    Are you interested in a career in Arboriculture, Landscape Design, Landscape Construction, or Horticulture? Come along to our taster day and find out what it's like to study at Wintec.

  • Culinary Fare

    Wintec is proud of our continued association‚ along with Cater Plus Services‚ of the Culinary Fare.

  • Health Taster 8 September

    Come to our Health Taster day where you can take part in practical activities and listen to presentations. You'll also get to meet our academic staff; and if you're ready, enrol on the day.

  • Health Info Evening 20 September

    Do you want to help others and make a difference? A career in Health and Social Practice is waiting for you. Come to our info evening and find out what it's like to study at Wintec.