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Building and Construction Pathway

The Building and Construction Vocational Pathway is all about the buildings and structures that we use every day. The work is project based, hands on, creative and satisfying. You will likely work as part of a team, completing projects to a high standard but frequently in an informal, onsite setting. Your worksite may change often. The construction industry involves all aspects of constructing and maintaining buildings: from electrical to design, plumbing to quantity surveying. The range of specialities is huge. The infrastructure industry includes drainage, roading, telecommunication and electricity networks and more. Please see Youth Guarantee for a comprehensive list of vocational opportunities in this Pathway.

The information below shows your opportunities in the building and construction pathway.


Year 11-13 STAR experiences

Try a quick STAR experience to get an idea of what study and work in this industry will be like.

Construction and infrastructure industries STAR programmes:

Please note, students will need to be at least 15 years of age to enter our trades workshops due to health and safety requirements.

Year 11 and 12 Waikato Trades Academy (WTA)

Year 1 at Waikato Trades Academy (WTA)/Wintec: Commit to spending a whole school year coming to Wintec one day a week as part of your regular school programme..

Year 1 - Construction & Infrastructure
Credits towards NCEA Level 2

Year 12 and 13 Waikato Trades Academy (WTA)

Year 2 at Waikato Trades Academy (WTA)/ Wintec:​ Loved WTA? Come back for a second year to narrow down your learning to a particular field...

Other experiences

Want to try something else? Come on a campus tour, attend an information session or taster, check out our youth guarantee programmes, do our career choice 'Future You career quiz', or try being a student for a day.

Next steps

You've now finished school, what will you do? Start a job or apprenticeship, or come back to Wintec and learn some more...

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