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Gaining a trade qualification is an excellent choice for those who enjoy hands-on, practical work. Whether it is as a plumber, carpenter, welder, or electrician, being qualified in a trade can open doors to many work opportunities, and job prospects are solid.
At Wintec, our entry-level trades programmes are a great stepping-stone to becoming an apprentice. The benefit of studying before you start an apprenticeship is you gain excellent foundational knowledge that helps you understand terminology and processes, as well as gaining important hands-on skills. We also offer some higher-level trade qualifications for those who are qualified but want to upskill and specialise.
One of the great benefits of studying trades at Wintec is the opportunity for most people to be able to study without having to pay fees. Wintec offers its own Trades Scholarship programme for Level 3 courses. In addition, from July 2020, the Government will be subsiding fees for trades courses for levels 3-6 in high-demand industries.
Our industry partners tell us that our graduates enter the workplace with strong confidence and knowledge, which helps them secure apprenticeships and succeed in them. In some instances, studying our courses also mean that students have covered some of the theory required in the first year of their apprenticeship before they have even started.
Scroll down to check out the great selection of trade programmes that Wintec offers to see what best suits your interests.
Wintec courses are tailored to meet both industry specifications and individual client needs in content and delivery. They're focused on knowledge, specific skills and aptitudes that assist operators, mechanical and electrical trades personnel in the effective operation of an energy plant. Skills taught include:
Training packages that are custom designed to meet the needs of individual industry clients are available to train trainers throughout the world in the competencies of energy centre operator training. These programmes are both theory and practical based and focused on developing trainers to undertake training needs analysis and develop training packages that are relevant to energy centre industry standards.
Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at email@example.com.
Our trade-training programmes are conducted at our modern, purpose-built centre at the Wintec Rotokauri Campus in Hamilton. It is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading trade-training facilities.
We work closely with our industry partners in the Waikato region to ensure students are trained in the fields and disciplines that are in demand. Our facilities include an array of different labs, studios, and workshops resources. Students gain exposure to an extensive array of up-to-date equipment to gain practical skills that they will use on the job. These skills, combined with theoretical instruction from qualified tutors, ensure Wintec graduates are highly sought after by industry and are work-ready when they leave us.
The programmes on offer currently include the areas of carpentry; mechanical; automotive; electrical, plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying; as well as additional specialised qualifications for experienced tradespeople.
The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.
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