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Youth Guarantee​

Youth Guarantee is aimed at young people who are ready to move beyond school, but who still want to study and learn practical skills. It provides them with an opportunity to participate in a range of vocational programmes, free of charge, at Wintec

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Māori ​and Pasifika Trade Training​​

Wintec have joined a group of Iwi and Pasifika community groups, employers and ITOs to develop a variety of programmes which bring together the best in support, experience, learning and job outcomes - for FREE.

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Waikato Trades Academy​​

The Waikato Trades Academy enables students to stay at secondary school AND work towards a qualification from Wintec. Programmes are offered in trades, service sector, primary industry and social and community services.

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My Career Pathway

Fee free (under the Youth Guarantee scheme)

Are you 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 three following strands and vocational pathways:

  • Manufacturing & Technology: Automotive, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Construction and Infrastructure: Building, Plumbing and Gas Fitting
  • Fresh Green Start: Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Landscape Construction

You'll learn a range of skills through fun hands-on project-based activities.

What you will achieve:

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

  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills level 2
  • As well as 60 credits in a vocational pathway
  • And a further 20 credits which will count towards the NCEA level 2 qualification

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Business 3

If you want to build on your basic business administration and computing skills, then this programme is right for you. ​​

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Certificate in Computing

In this programme you will learn to use a range of common digital tools and technologies to produce and process information. You will learn skills that meet standard professional conventions and are internationally relevant. This qualification can complement other qualifications that relate to specific industries.


Writing Made Easy

With Writing Made Easy, you will get the skills to write better assignments, essays and reports. Learn at your own pace, in your own time.

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Writing and Study Skills

Get ahead of the pack with a free Writing and study Skills course. Designed to guide you through all the basics when entering study, or even considering your future options. Writing and Study Skills course​

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Learn computing at your own pace, with SPACE (Self Paced Applied Computer Education).

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English Language

If you are a migrant or refugee living in New Zealand, learning English at Wintec will make it easier to study and work. Many of our courses are ​free to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents and will enable you to continue studying other courses at Wintec.​​

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