City Campus information session
Thinking about study in 2019? Join us for an information session and find out how you can get started.
If you would like to study a trades strand, you can choose from:
Horticulture, is a vocational strand within My Career Pathway that will give you a taste of Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Construction.
It will be hands-on, learning usable skills which will provide you with skills for employment in the horticulture industry or pathway onto higher learning.
All students enrolled full-time on 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.
You’re 16-19 years old. You know that maybe school isn’t right for you, but practical, hands-on work and an outside office is. Really, you just want to dive straight into the learning and earning. If this sounds like you and you’re eligible for Youth Guarantee funding, enrol in My Career Pathway!
My Career Pathway is a FREE* 6-month programme that will help you learn the practical skills, life skills and confidence you’ll need to continue training at Wintec or in the workplace through apprenticeships.
For the first two weeks, you’ll complete an introduction programme which will give you 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 you’ll be able to choose which pathway suits you best.
Whatever pathway you enter 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 your practical work, using real situations to teach. You’ll work with your class to identify a community and its needs, then with support from your tutor, your class will develop, create and deliver a project that will meet the needs of that community. Once the project has been completed, the final outcome will be donated to the community it was designed for.
In just 6 months you'll learn core skills and capabilities such as self-confidence, trades skills and knowledge, literacy and numeracy and you'll also gain:
With My Career Pathway learning is fun and interactive, with a focus on getting out there and ‘doing it’. You’ll get to work on real projects (have a look at some examples here) that will help you gain the skills you need in your chosen pathway.
Even learning math and literacy is hands-on because we build your lessons right into your practical work - using real situations to teach.You'll work within your class to identify a suitable community and its needs, then with support from your tutor, your 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 your health and well-being while providing you with full range of support in a safe and nurturing environment. Your Kaiāwhina (whānau coaches) will help you develop your life skills and a plan so that you can be successful in all areas of your life. This means that you will be working on fun projects and developing trades skills while learning about yourself and how you, operate in real world situations.
Your whānau room sessions are student driven so, you direct your learning- based on what your needs are. Your Kaiāwhina will assist and provide you with opportunities to explore and engage with a range of people, cultures and experiences to help you grow holistically.
Our aim is to help you feel equipped to manage yourself in your daily life, as a student of Wintec, and an active member of your community.
The beauty of My Career Pathway is that within your first two weeks of study you will take part in an introduction to the programme, which will give you a chance to try out all three of the pathways through a series of ‘taster’ workshops. Then, at the end of the introduction you will have the opportunity to choose which pathway suits you best.
My Career Pathway is offered in the following three strands (with options in trades or horticulture):
“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.
Year 1 students starting July 2019
Date: 23 July - 26 July
Time: 8am - 4pm
Venue: G Block, Rotokauri Campus
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
Our course guides (prospectuses) will tell you everything you need to know about Wintec. They contain information about the Wintec campus, student life and the programmes we offer.
We offer the course guides (prospectuses) in both digital and physical form.
Just click here (you can then save it to your computer).
Would you like a copy of the course guide (prospectus) delivered to your letterbox? Sometimes it's just nice to have a hard copy to write on, highlight, or show your family. We get that! Fill in the form below and we'll post your course guide (prospectus) off to you in the next few days.
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