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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

Katelyn Olsen

Waikato Trades Academy

Hayley Thomson

Upcoming Events

Wintec School of Media Arts Creative Showcase 2021

SoMA Creative Showcase 2021
It is time to celebrate!

Our annual Wintec Creative Showcase is an exciting look into our graduating tauira’s creative talents and mahi. Despite the uncertain times we are living in, we are eager to recognise and celebrate our students' achievements and to share them with peers, whānau, and our creative community. These events will honour our graduating class and feature their amazing accomplishments. What a feat! 

See the full programme of events below.


Year 1 Performing Arts Cabaret*

Date and time: Friday 19 November 2021, 6pm

Venue: The Place

Tickets:  Get your FREE ticket here


Graduate Showcase Publication Launch

Date and time: Thursday 25 November, publication goes live on social media at 4.30pm 

Channels: Facebook, Instagram


Communication Showcase | Online student presentations and Q&A

Date and Time: Thursday 25 November 2021, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Venue: Online via Zoom 

Register to attend on Facebook


Little Shop of Horrors*

Dates and times:

  • Thursday 25 November 2021, 7.30pm
  • Friday 26 November 2021, 2pm
  • Friday 26 November 2021, 7.30pm
  • Saturday 27 November 2021, 7.30pm

Venue: The Meteor, Hamilton

Tickets: $10 each and are available here

Follow our School of Media Arts social media platforms to stay in the loop at @Wintecmediaarts Facebook, Instagram.

*All events are subject to change. Our theatre events will proceed in Level 2, with audiences 1 metre apart and wearing a mask or face covering. Everyone must scan in, be socially distanced, and please do not attend if you are sick or unwell. Registrations are essential. The socially distanced audience will need to follow The Meteor’s Health & Safety guidelines established by ETNZ as the standard guidelines for the New Zealand events industry.