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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

Te Ao Mariko: Kereama Taepa | Ramp Gallery

Te Ao Mariko: Kereama Taepa

Opening night: 22 October 2020 from 4pm
Exhibition: 23 October to 13 November 2020

“Te Ao Mariko” explores ideas around how Te Ao Māori engages with the ever-increasing virtual and digital worlds within which we spend most of our time and vice versa. Taepa employs various methods of making artistic work through animation, virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D printing. Ultimately, Taepa’s work intends to create a philosophical platform that enables digital Māori artists to create their work through a 
Māori lens.

Kereama Taepa - Te Arawa and Te Āti Awa Kereama studied for his Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts at Massey University in Palmerston North, and continued on to gain his Master's degree. Taepas involvement in the arts has been broad and varied including bronze technician at the Dibble Arts Foundry and participating in various national Maori arts symposiums, workshops and hui. Taepa taught art within the Te Whare Wānanga O Awanuiārangi Art and Visual Culture Degree for four years and currently teaches within the Bachelor of Creative Technologies at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Whakarongo: Journalist Aimee Cronin connects with Kereama Taepa in the Ramp Connects 2020 podcast series. Kereama speaks to the rich history of innovation within Māori culture as he mixes traditional Māori carving with virtual reality and 3D printing. Listen on your Spotify or Apple podcast apps or directly on the Ramp website.