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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

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STAR enquiries

Katelyn Olsen

Waikato Trades Academy

Hayley Thomson

Upcoming Events

Ramp Gallery | He Tangata o Te Kohu (A Man of the Mist)

He Tangata o Te Kohu (A Man of the Mist)

A retrospective exhibition of the sculptural work of Donn Ratana (b. 1947) Ngāi Tūhoe/ Ngāti Haka [Patuheuheu]/ Tamakaimoana [Maungapōhatu]/ Ngāti Raka [Waimana]/ Ngāti Rongo [Ruātoki]. Curated by Leafa Wilson.

Donn Ratana is, he tangata o te kohu, a man of the mist. He emerges from the ancestral Tūhoe mists which define the Urewera Ranges and gives agency to his artistic inquiry. The depictions of his early life to the socio-political provocations of his paintings and sculptural works emerge from a Tūhoe mind. Living in the midst of the mists that weave throughout the bridges of Kirikiriroa, he has created a lifetime of art through his own works and in the influence, he provided as the parent of two renowned artists: Saffron Te Ratana and Aimee Ratana. Beyond that still, as an art education specialist, training two generations of teacher trainees at the University of Waikato Te Whare Wananga o Waikato.

Opening preview: Thursday 17 November 2022, 4.30pm - 6.30pm 

Exhibition runs: Thursday 17 November 2022 to January 2023

Location: RAMP Gallery

Photo: Detail of No Deposit, Interest-Free, Pay Later, Once caught, Hard to get out Metal, netting, cable ties, 2006/2022

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