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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

Upcoming Events

Ramp Gallery | Mark Hamilton ‘The Liberation of Limitation’ exhibit

Mark Hamilton
Opening preview: Thursday 30 July 2020, from 4pm
Exhibition dates: 31 July to 21 August 2020
Open to all visitors on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 12:30 – 4pm, or by appointment.
Exhibition link: Ramp Gallery

Scrolling through Waikato photographer, Mark Hamilton’s Instagram page during lockdown earlier this year was a delight and a joy.  His daily photos seemed to capture the mood of this time – a quiet, reflective sense of home. But they also had that slightly strange, unsettling quality that the Waikato is so good at delivering.

It was, therefore, an easy decision for the gallery to ask Mark to exhibit some of these works for our first in-person show opening since lockdown. In this exhibition, Mark presents a series of photos titled The Liberation of Limitation.

In addition, we commissioned Hamilton-based writer, Faith Wilson, to reflect on Mark’s photos. For her, the pictures triggered memories of a long-standing, complex friendship, cultivated in the early morning hours going to school in Hamilton East, and surviving to this day.

We hope you’ll join us to view these works in person and to take a moment to reflect together on this shared experience and extraordinary time.

Appointments, group, or school bookings can be made by contacting

Ramp is a contemporary art gallery, situated in the heart of Hamilton City at Wintec School of Media Arts, Collingwood Street, Hamilton.