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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

IoT Waikato Meetup

IoT November Meetup
The November Meetup is back to being an in-person event.

Date: Tuesday 17 November 2020
Time: 5pm-7.30pm
Venue: The Atrium, Hamilton City Campus
Register here.

This is an opportunity to get together to share and find out what is happening in this space around the Waikato, New Zealand, and globally, including opportunities and challenges.

The event will also include an opportunity to meet and talk with upcoming ICT programme graduates. Students will have their posters on display, and winning posters will be awarded a prize.

There is also an opportunity for two-minute elevator pitches from the audience if you have something to share around how you can help someone or if you need help with an IoT related initiative.

Timothy Young (Smart Access)
Tim will talk about his business Smart Access, and their work collecting data of accessibility features and infrastructure for local government.

He will also talk about his work with assistive technology for Mahi Tika - Equity in Employment, to bridge the digital divide in workplaces for those with disabilities.

Garth Morton (AWS)
“If you knew the state of every Thing and could reason on top of that data... what problems would you solve?"

In this session, Gareth will take a look at what customers are currently doing globally with AWS IoT, how they are empowered to build and improve services, and how IoT is transforming business processes in "smart factories".

Gareth will also dive into an overview of the fundamentals of AWS IoT and the tools and technologies that drive the iterative improvement cycle.

Student Awards for best poster will be presented between speakers.

IoT Waikato is a Wintec initiative run in collaboration with Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ), TechWomen NZ and NZ IoT Alliance.