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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

Career Guidance Workshop

Career Guidance Workshop
A career is defined as your work journey – a job undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progression and evolution.

Are you unsure of your future path or looking for a career change? Or, do you need some advice on what your next step could look like? Our Career Guidance Workshop can help you plan your current or future career journey.

This whānau-friendly event will guide you to discover potential career options for your future. At this workshop we will help you:
  • Uncover your acquired career skills, values, and interests.
  • Learn what to expect when studying for the first time or returning to study.
  • Discover the different Wintec programmes available to you.
  • Understand different funding and financial support options available (fees-free, scholarships, and StudyLink).
Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022
Time: 4.30pm-6pm
Venue: Events Room 2, Hamilton City Campus

Campus parking: Free after 4.30pm

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

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