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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

Ruby Stevens

Waikato Trades Academy

Bevan Morgan

Upcoming Events

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi | A Wintec theatre production

The Garden  of Rikki Tikki Tavi
A free flowing, comic brawl of a loose adaptation of the Kipling classic in which nobody dies! Darzee the diva is incensed when Tikki Tikki Tavi washes up in Darzee’s pristine garden. Darzee and her friend, Chuchu, pull out all the stops attempting to run off the pesky mongoose, until they see Nag, cobra and despot, run in fear when she discovers a mongoose is loose.

When: Wednesday 11 November 2020
Time: 7pm

When: Thursday 12 November 2020
Times: 10.30am and 7pm 

The Meteor 
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A free event, this performance is presented as part of student learning at Wintec School of Media Arts via the Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts degree pathway and is led by tutor and actor Kyle Chuen.

This event is part of Wintec School of Media Arts Creative Showcase for 2020. Find out about other events in the showcase and find out more about studying for a creative career here.