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We understand that it’s not always straightforward deciding what to do after you finish school. We have a range of different programmes and opportunities to help you make the big decisions. Our youth opportunities are all aligned with vocational pathways - read more about vocational pathways here.

Check out your options below, or get in touch with us!


Take a short quiz and discover what career could be right for you!
Experience what a career could be like at one of our taster experiences.
Study at Wintec while you're still at school.
Spend a day being a student at Wintec.
Find out if hospitality or cookery could be a career for you!
If you're ready to leave school you might be eligible to study one of our youth guarantee programmes.
Take a tour of our campus and facilities!
We have regular information sessions, taster days and other events. Check out what's available and book in!

Choosing secondary school subjects

If you're a year or two away from finishing school then the best advice is to make sure you keep your subject options broad. Hang in there with Maths and English as long as you can (at least until the end of Year 12) and it’s a good idea to keep going with at least one science subject as well.

If you are in your last year and have just realised you haven’t taken a subject you need, don't panic, talk to your careers advisor or contact our recruitment team to suss out your options.

Got a question? Get in touch with us, we're happy to help!

General enquiries

Contact the team at

STAR enquiries

Natalie Freeman

Waikato Trades Academy

Bevan Morgan

Upcoming Events

Business Administration information session - Otorohanga

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Thinking about starting a career in administration? Study fee free this September in Otorohanga.

Come to our information session and find out more.

When: Thursday 20 September. 10am-11am
Where: Wintec Otorohanga Regional Hub, 128-130 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga

Course Information
You'll be studying Business Administration 3, starting 24 September. Your study will be four days a week 9am-1pm. Part time study options are available. Study is based at the Wintec Otorohanga Regional Hub, 128-130 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga.
Daily transport from Te Kuiti is available.