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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

  • Wintec well on the way to wellbeing

    Health, safety and wellbeing is more than a top-down job and at Wintec, participation and interaction is proving the key to greater staff awareness. Sharing the safety and wellbeing message requires a holistic approach to work, home and play where everyone can take part.

  • Research in Action

    Our Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise invites you to Research in Action, showcasing IT research at Wintec and in the wider Waikato.

  • Thames Info Session

    Are you interested in a career in the Health and Social Services sector, or gaining a qualification if you already work in this sector? Find out how you can study the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing at Thames in 2018. Join us at our info session.