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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

Thames Information Sessions |  Health and Wellbeing

Become a support worker with our Certificate in Health and Wellbeing.
Join us for an information session to find out how you can begin your study journey at our Thames Campus in Semester 1, 2023.

This course provides you with the entry-level knowledge, skills, and practical experience to work alongside individuals, families, and whānau accessing social and community services. You will gain a wide range of transferable skills to support the health and wellbeing of others and will select from one of two strands to focus on:
  • Mental health and addiction support
  • Social services

This whānau-friendly event is a great opportunity to chat with our staff, explore the facilities, and find out how to get your enrolment started.

Dates and times:
  • Wednesday 30 November 2023, 4pm to 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 18 January 2023, 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 25 January 2023, 2pm to 3.30pm

Venue:  414 Queen Street, Thames Regional Campus

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