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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. 

Experiences

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

Thames Information Session

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Are you thinking about studying in 2021?
Join us for an information session at our Thames Campus and find out how you can get your career started in the health and wellbeing industry.

The information session will cover the following courses:
  • Certificate in Health and Wellbeing
  • Enrolled Nursing
This is a whānau-friendly event, open to all ages, and is a great opportunity to speak with our staff, and take a tour of the facilities. 

Dates:

  • Tuesday 27 October 2020
  • Monday 16 November 2020
  • Friday 4 December 2020

Time: 10am-12pm
Where: Thames Regional Hub, 414 Queen Street, Thames (Click to view a map)

Register below and we will send you event reminders:

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