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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

Katelyn Olsen

Waikato Trades Academy

Hayley Thomson

Upcoming Events

Open Day Tōia Mai 2022

Our annual Open Day hosts people from around the Waikato region and beyond across our City and Rotokauri campuses.

This whānau-friendly event is the perfect opportunity to explore our courses, meet our tutors, tour our campuses, discover our student support services, visit our on-site accommodation, and even enrol on the day!

Come and check out the Wintec Future You online tool, take the quiz and speak with our academic staff about your results. This tool provides course and career solutions best suited to you and your personality from providers around the country.

There will be free kai, games, prizes, and interactive activities across both campuses.

Date: Friday 26 August 2022
Time: 9am-1pm
Venues: Hamilton City and Rotokauri campuses

Parking information
Hamilton City Campus parking is limited, however, we do have 1-hour visitor car parks in Gate 3. View the City parking map. Additionally, there is 2-hour free parking within the CBD. Free parking is available at Rotokauri Campus in the visitor car park off Gilchrist Street, car park number 1 off Akoranga Road, or in car park number 3 off the Ring Road. View the Rotokauri parking map.

Register below to attend and we will send you event reminders:



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