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Deciding what you want to be or do after school can be scary. At Wintec, we talk to students every day who are dealing with this challenge, and we have developed a range of resources and programmes below to help you make the big decisions.

Explore the options below to discover our resources. 


Use our Future You tool to discover what job or career could be right for you, and which programmes of study can take you there.

Experience what a job or programme could be like at one of our STAR taster courses.

Study trades and gain qualifications at Wintec while you are still at high school.

Spend a day being a student at Wintec.

Find out if hospitality or cookery could be a career for you.

For those 16-19 ready to leave school, you may be eligible to study one of our foundation courses for free.

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 your school subjects

So it is time to choose your subjects, and like many people across the country, the endless options can give you a headache. Do not stress; you are not alone and have plenty of options. If you are a few years off finishing school, try keeping your subjects as broad as possible. If you can, we recommend studying maths, English and science to keep your options open as you move closer towards study after high school.

If you realise in your final year of school that you have not taken all the subjects you need to get into the course you want to do, do not panic. Talk to the Careers Advisor at school, or contact our Wintec recruitment team to discuss what your options are.

Do you have a question?

Please get in touch - we are happy to help.

General enquiries

Contact the team

STAR enquiries

Natalie Freeman

Waikato Trades Academy

Bevan Morgan

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DFNZ Lunchtime | Learning Taking Green Mainstream

DFNZ Lunchtime learning with Nicola Turner
Lunchtime Learning at DFNZ is back with Nicola Turner - Founder and Behavior Changer at Mainstream Green. Nicola had nearly 15 years working in the corporate world of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) before using her awareness of consumerism to help change our relationship with stuff.

Nicola love understanding how we can live more simply and more consciously with less things, creating less waste. Now a converted minimalist and aspiring zero waster, Nicola is all about creating a ‘Greenfulness™ movement’ - being mindful to what we buy and the waste it creates, and being empowered to make better choices which don’t compromise your lifestyle.

Free to attend, fast-paced and full of insight, register below to book your spot and we'll send you the Zoom link on the day!

When: Tuesday 28 July 2020
Time: 12.30pm-1pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Registration: Click here to RSVP

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