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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

Pacific Pipeline Information Session

Pacific Pipeline Information Session

Kia orana, Talofa lava, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa, Mālo e lelei, Fakatalofa atu, Halo, Kia ora, Noia mauri, Aloha and warm Pacific greeting to you all. 

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Our Pacific histories share stories about Pacific talents, skills and capabilities. We have always been scientists, technology experts and engineers. The unique strengths of our islands are connected through our sea. Just like each wave that etches its journey in the sand, we invite you to ride the Pacific Pipeline to engrave your new learning into your communities. 

At this information session, we support you by exploring what options may fit your area of interest. We encourage you to bring your whānau and friends along with you and get the opportunity to:

  • Meet our Pacific team
  • Take a campus tour and explore our new office location
  • Discuss study options that can support your learning journey
  • Engage with current students and staff
  • Receive application guidance
  • Learn about our support services 

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2023
Time: 10am-1pm 
Venue: The Atrium, Hamilton City Campus

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

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