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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

Strength to Strength - Lunchtime Learning |Design Factory NZ

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Great leaders know themselves - and to succeed, we need to operate out of our strengths. How do we do this? What are our strengths? How does knowing our strengths help us flourish?

Join us as Steven Parker - founder of HEAF - comes to give us a fast-paced 30 min session around strengths-based leadership. Steven is a Gallup Strengths Coach, leadership guru, and is passionate about human flourishing.

All welcome - Hamilton businesses, council, Wintec staff, students - everyone! BYO Lunch!

When: 12.30-1pm Thursday 16 May.
Where: Design Factory NZ