Career Choices Day
Unsure what your future could hold? Wintec’s Career Choices Day provides you with the opportunity to come onto campus and check out areas of study.
Students can choose one of two strands:
Horticulture, is a vocational strand within My Career Pathway that will give you a taste of Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Construction.
All students enrolled full-time in My Career Pathway (Horticulture) receive free personal protective clothing.
Note: Otorohanga campus also has limited provision for fee free domestic students who do not meet Youth Guarantee criteria.
This programme has been designed for 16-19 years old looking for a future in practical, hands-on work and an outside office.
My Career Pathway is a FREE* six month programme that will help students learn the practical skills, life skills and confidence they need to continue training at Wintec or in the workplace through apprenticeships.
For the first two weeks, students will complete an introduction programme which will give them the chance to try out the three pathways (Manufacturing and Technology; Construction and Infrastructure; and Horticulture) through a series of taster workshops.
At the end of the introduction students will be able to choose which pathway suits them best.
Whatever pathway they choose, students will be taught in a fun, interactive way with a focus on getting out there and ‘just doing it’. We build lessons in maths and literacy right into the practical work, using real situations to teach. Students will also work on a community project together.
In just six months students will learn core skills and capabilities such as self-confidence, trades skills and knowledge, literacy and numeracy and also gain:
With My Career Pathway learning is fun and interactive, with a focus on getting out there and ‘doing it’. Students will get to work on real projects (have a look at some examples here) that will help them gain the skills needed in their chosen pathway.
Even learning maths and literacy is hands-on because we build lessons right into the practical work - using real situations to teach.Students work with their class to identify a suitable community and its needs, then with support from the tutor, the class will develop, create and deliver a project that will meet the needs of that community.
Another feature that makes My Career Pathway so unique is our whānau room. The whānau room is a central hub that focuses on students' health and well-being while providing them with a full range of support in a safe and nurturing environment. The Kaiāwhina (whānau coaches) will help students develop their life skills and a plan so that they can be successful in all areas of their life. Students will work on fun projects and develop trades skills, while learning about themselves and how they operate in real world situations.
The whānau room sessions are student driven so, students direct the learning - based on what their needs are. The Kaiāwhina will assist and provide students with opportunities to explore and engage with a range of people, cultures and experiences to help them grow holistically.
Our aim is to help students feel equipped to manage themselves in daily life, as a student of Wintec, and as an active member of the community.
In the first two weeks of study students will take part in an introduction to the programme, which will give them a chance to try out all three of the pathways through a series of ‘taster’ workshops. Then, at the end of the introduction students will have the opportunity to choose which pathway suits them best.
“Growing plants in the garden makes you feel that you have achieved something." - Tutor, Beatriz Hardy.
There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.
Candidates may be required to participate in an interview in order to determine their suitability for the programme.
English language requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.
Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.
Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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