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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

Wintec Accommodation 2020 Open Day

Accommodation Open Day 2020

Whether you are a school leaver or a mature student, Wintec Accommodation Services has a range of accommodation options available to suit your needs. Find your place to call home while you study at Wintec.

This day includes a tour of the Student Village and Wintec Apartments. You will meet the residential staff and watch a presentation about the options available to you. If this is your first time away from home, the supportive environment at the Student Village, including its catered meals, would be a great fit for you.

The Wintec Apartments are highly recommended for mature and international students. They offer a more flexible, independent living environment, where you can live on campus and choose to self-cater, or purchase meals as an additional extra.

Date: Wednesday 30 September
Time: 10am-12:30pm
Where: Student Village, 181 Collingwood Street, Hamilton

To register, please fill out the form below: