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Individuals. Teams. Whole organisations. We train them all.

Whether you want training for yourself, someone you supervise, a team, or across your whole organisation, we can help.

Short courses

We offer a range of short courses that are perfect for any industry. Learn new skills, or sharpen up the ones you have.

Our short courses can even be tailored to meet your specific business needs.

Tailored courses

Get the professional training that’s right for your business

At Wintec, we’re experts in providing customised training solutions to meet the needs of industry. We’re here to help you take your business to the next level by ensuring your staff have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.

How it works

One of our business development consultants meets with you to discuss your business goals and opportunities; helping to identify staff capability gaps, and where you’d like to take the business. We then work with you to design a training solution that meets your business needs.

Some of the options we have recommended in the past include taking one or several of our existing short courses and adapting the content to match your specific needs. Examples of courses we have tailored in the past include:

We can also completely customise a training solution to meet your needs. Some examples include creating an induction programme for new staff, and developing financial services training to match a new business process.

What you can expect

All of our training programmes are facilitated by industry experts, who have up-to-date knowledge and experience.  And we can deliver training anywhere in New Zealand, during or after work hours.

You'll also get:

  • Content tailored to you, delivered in a way that works for you, all at a time and location you choose
  • Respect for and sensitivity to your workplace culture and the learning needs of your team
  • Fresh ideas for the business, new approaches to tackling familiar problems, and new business opportunities
  • A stronger, more connected team that enjoys working together

Industry compliance

When your career depends on sound compliance qualifications, you want your training to come from a trusted source.

Wintec facilitators are among the most experienced and best in the business. We’re accredited by all the leading industry and government bodies in which we offer training, and our relationships with those bodies are exceptionally strong. That’s partly due to our relationships with industry. We work closely not just with regulatory bodies, but also with companies that provide the services for which we train you. That means we understand both the compliance requirements, and also the needs of the businesses required to meet those standards.

Courses are offered throughout the year. In many cases, we also offer the option of evening training spread across a few weeks or block courses which run between 2-5 days. You choose the timing that suits you.

If your workplace has specific policies and procedures that are in addition to standard compliance requirements, we can tailor a course for you. Find out more about tailored courses here.

EWRB compliance reminders

With everything else on your plate, it’s not easy remembering all the training you need to do to stay compliant. So, we’ve created a super-useful reminder system to take the stress away!

Just provide your details below, and we’ll send you:

  • Alerts and reminders of upcoming training that you’re required to do
  • Dates, locations, and registration details of relevant courses from Wintec as they come available
  • Changes to compliance requirements in your industry

Register for EWRB compliance reminders

We are constantly adding more reminder services. Can’t see the one you want? Call the team on 07 834 8844 or send us an email. Alternatively, you can contactMichelle Pearse on email or by the contact number below.

Meet the team

Our team of specialist business consultants are here to help you achieve your business goals. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.

Lennie Cody

Lennie Cody

Business Development Consultant for the Creative Industries, Business & Finance sector, Service Industries, ICT sector

With experience in the B2B sector, including graphic design, print and radio, Lennie is all about business development. For her, it’s not about hitting sales targets - it’s about working together to come up with the solution that best suits the client. “Training is not something businesses take lightly - it’s a spend that is calculated and they need to know that they’re getting the best possible return on their investment.”

With her desire to help people, Lennie is the “go-to” person of any group. “It’s a very rewarding experience when somebody goes out of their way to let you know what a difference you’ve made to their lives.”

Email: Lennie.Cody@wintec.ac.nz
Mobile: 021 978 787

Marty Lowry

Marty Lowry

Business Development Consultant for the Health & Wellbeing, Sports and Education sectors

Marty spent 15 years working in the medical sales industry, standing him in good stead as Business Development Consultant for the Government, and Health & Wellbeing sectors.

From local GPs to multi-national pharmaceutical companies, Marty has spent his working life building connections and engaging industry professionals.

On top of that he volunteers as a coach for kid’s sports, making him the perfect choice as Business Development Consultant for the Sports and Education sectors.

Email: Marty.lowry@wintec.ac.nz
Mobile: 021 525 694

Michelle Pearse

Michelle Pearse

Business Development Consultant for Primary, Science, Manufacturing, Construction and Engineering sectors

With over 20 years of hands-on experience in a wide range of industries, Michelle has forged a unique insight into business development.

“It’s all about the process of understanding the customer, what their unique value points are, and helping them to develop those points to help them succeed.” Michelle believes that the most valuable resource a business has is its team members, and that each member’s unique strengths and areas of development are an important part of the company’s sustainability and vision for growth.   

In her role as a training consultant, Michelle works closely with the businesses she supports. This relationship allows her to complete an in-depth training needs analysis, and support the company through a targeted approach towards business development.

Email: Michelle.Pearse@wintec.ac.nz
Mobile: 027 437 6834

Chris Stuart

Chris Stuart

VET Technical Analysis and Design Manager

Chris has the kind of CV that the rest of us aspire to.

Starting off as an electrician, he began creating training programmes for engineers and plant operators. This in turn led to him helping to set up the first Industry Training Organisation and the dairy industry’s first-ever unit standard.

At Wintec for over 10 years now, Chris was no stranger to business mentoring, having managed a private training establishment for 8000 industry employees. Over the last decade his work has recognised all over the world by some of the industry’s biggest names, including Chevron and the Saudi Electrical Company.

Email: Chris.Stuart@wintec.ac.nz

Mobile: 027 222 5350

Kim Linklater

Kim Linklater

For 25 years, Kim has been the contact between Wintec and the outer regions of the Waikato. Over that time, she has excelled in establishing and maintaining relationships essential to the development of both the Institute and local business.

In her role as a Wintec Consultant in the regions, Kim works with industry representatives, local employers and communities, using her experience in local government, district councils, and community schools to recognise local concerns and deal in practical solutions.

By consulting with local business to identify gaps for training and employer needs, Kim can see the potential of the Professional Programmes to change the local community.

Email: Kim.Linklater@wintec.ac.nz

Mobile: 027 270 4080

News

Why investing in tomorrow’s leaders is today’s priority

Wintec's Professional Programmes facilitators with Foster Group staff.

Wintec’s Professional Programmes facilitator, Delia Beuker (left) and Business Development Representative, Michelle Pearse (right) with graduates of the first Foster Leadership programme. Pictured from back: Dillon Kelliher, Matthew Johns, Zebaniah Benson, Jael Clausen, Tukere Thompson, Simon de Blaauw, Rebecca Hopson, Alec Slomp. 

Eight emerging leaders have recently graduated from the inaugural Foster Leadership programme developed in collaboration with Wintec.

The students, chosen from within Waikato construction firm Foster Group, were selected due to the continuing commitment of both Fosters and Wintec to prepare future leaders.

The eight-week course was tailored around Foster’s specific drive to equip future leaders in their industry.

“Across many industries, there is a real need to understand succession planning’s importance and to understand why key team members are vital for business sustainability,” says Wintec’s Business Development Representative, Michelle Pearse.
 
“Our Professional Programmes team contextualised a leadership programme to meet the Foster Group’s vision. By the end of the programme, the participants’ whole thought process had changed, and the result is better than we had ever imagined.”

The participants covered diverse topics such as communications, strategies for workplace relationships, resolving interpersonal conflicts and presenting with confidence. The eight-interactive face to face sessions ended with each team member giving a ten-minute presentation outlining how they would use the skills gained to resolve a potential scenario in their workplace. This was presented to senior management at Fosters.

For Fosters Chief Operating Officer, Nigel Sun, the experience was about investing in people and growing them beyond their roles.

“It was immensely rewarding seeing these people develop more confidence. They quickly became a close-knit group, openly sharing their challenges and gaining a better understanding of how the different areas of the business contribute.

“It was a great way of breaking down silos. Effectively, we’re ensuring that leaders in all parts of our organisation are on the same page.”

Graduates of the training will now be able to take their streamlined skills and apply them across various sectors of the workplace including finance, site management, construction and administration.

Further bespoke courses that develop senior-level management at Fosters are now in the pipeline and are due to be rolled out at Fosters in 2020. For Michelle, professional development is crucial and filters out amongst all corners of the workplace.  

“We want to encourage other industries and firms to invest in their people. Our Professional Programmes facilitators have been in roles where they’ve been leaders and have industry examples to back up what they say.”

Businesses can find out more about professional programmes at Wintec here.

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Contact

General contact details

Telephone 
+64 (0)7 8348844

Email
professionalprogrammes@wintec.ac.nz