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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

Ramp Gallery | Local Geographies by Amanda Watson

Ramp Gallery | Local Geographies by Amanda Watson

Join us to celebrate the opening of Amanda Watson's solo exhibition, Local Geographies.

The paintings were made outside in places near Pirongia, Whaingaroa, Waireinga Falls and Ruapuke Beach over the course of 12 months and in a collaborative way that enabled the land to be a creative protagonist in the making of the work. The artist says, "This body of work yields a complex view of the Waikato landscape and makes manifest the relationships between process, gesture, environments and myself and in this way reveals experience of place in unexpected ways."

Opening: Thursday 15 September 2022, 4.30pm-6.30pm
Exhibition running: Thursday 15 September to Friday 7 October 2022

Ramp Gallery is free to attend and open to all visitors on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, from 10am to 2.30pm, or by appointment. Read more at rampgallery.co.nz. Group or school bookings can be made by emailing curator@rampgallery.co.nz.

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