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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. 


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

Orientation Days

Orientation Days 2023

Join us for our Semester 1 Orientation Days - this is an exciting experience not to be missed!

This student event is a great way to get out, meet new friends, and experience different parts of Wintec | Te Pūkenga, getting you ready to start a busy year of study.

City Campus 
Date: Tuesday 28 February 2023
Time: 11am-1pm

Venue: The Green outside the Hub, City Campus

Rotokauri Campus
Date: Wednesday 1 March 2023
Time: 11am-1pm
Venue: Student Street, Rotokauri Campus

Come along anytime between 11am to 1pm and get your ‘Orientation passport'. Visit the Support Service stalls and partake in activities to get a passport stamp. Once you have completed the card, write your name and ID number on the back and drop your passport into the yellow boxes by the BBQ - grab yourself a FREE Sunny Nelson ice cream and sausage sizzle!

All completed passports will go in the draw to WIN a pair of Apple AirPods.

Support services attending:
  • Manaaki Pūkenga – Academic Learning Advisors
  • Manaaki Ākonga – Mentoring and Peer Tutoring, Student Accessibility Services and Āniwaniwa Alliance
  • Kaiāwhina
  • Library
  • Health Services
  • Chaplain
  • Counselling
  • SAWIT and Clubs
  • International
  • Accommodation
  • Māori and Pasifika Trade Training (MPTT)

We will also have a range of businesses coming in that can offer student deals during your study journey. This is a great time to interact with the stalls as there will be lots of games and free goodies.

Some of the teams attending include:
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Sunny Nelson
  • Youth Intact
  • Young Labour 
  • Here to help u
  • NZ Fire and Emergency
  • StudentCard


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