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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

Ramp Gallery | Ā muri atu

Ramp Gallery | Ā muri atu | In the future

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Our new opening night is Friday 26 February 2021.

Nāku iti noa, nā,
The Ramp Gallery team

We’d love you to join us in welcoming visiting artists Emiko Sheehan and Jade Townsend at our first Ramp Gallery exhibition opening of the year. 

Opening night:
 Friday 26 February 2021 from 4.30pm
Exhibition: Friday 26 February to Friday 12 March 2021

Ā muri atu - locates friendships between artists in the future of indigenous storytelling. For Māori time is non-linear meaning we are in a constant flow between the future, past and present. For this project, Emiko Sheehan (Ngāti-Maniapoto, Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Whaoa-Ngāti Tahu), and Jade Townsend (Ngāti Kahungunu), bring together their unique artistic practices. This site-specific presentation will explore new ways of existing together through text, drawing and objects.

Ramp Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that is on campus at Wintec School of Media Arts. The gallery is open by appointment or from Tuesday to Friday 12:30pm-4pm.