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Automotive • Building Design & Construction • Plumbing, Roofing or Gasfitting • Electrical • Mechanical or Electrical  Engineering • Industrial Measurement & Control

There are many benefits of working in trades, as some of New Zealand’s most successful senior managers who started their careers in the trades will tell you!

As a qualified tradesperson you can be virtually guaranteed a job – and income! – not just anywhere in New Zealand, but anywhere in the world. You can own your own business, and your earning potential? Well, let’s just say the sky’s the limit.​

Skilled tradespeople are in demand!

The results of the 2016-2017 Manpower Group Talent Shortage survey show Skilled Trades jobs as the most difficult roles to fill in New Zealand. This means there are lots of job opportunities for people like you!

Wintec trades qualifications will help you get the skills employers need today and in the future.

Engineering, Built Environment and Trades Pathways

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Engineering and Trades Pathways

Explore programmes and career options in:

My Career Pathway

Interested in getting involved in a trade but unsure which one best suits you? My Career Pathway is a level 2, project-based vocational programme where you'll gain the skills you need to move into entry level employment or further education pathways.

You can choose to study one of the two strands and vocational pathways in Trades:

  • Manufacturing & Technology: Automotive, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Construction and Infrastructure: Building, Plumbing and Gas Fitting

Family Trade

Introducing the Moore family! Four brothers who all studied trades at Wintec's Centre for Trades. We caught up with mum, dad, and three of the brothers who told their story about what got them into trades.

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You might be looking to return to work, or maybe you just want a better job situation? We have a range of study options to help you make that change. Take the first step toward your future now.

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