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Manufacturing and Technology Pathway

In the Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway you’ll be producing things and making them work. It’s hands-on, project based and great for people who enjoy technology. The manufacturing side covers putting products together, servicing, shipping, purchasing and quality control; all of the processes needed to turn out finished products. The technology side applies innovative and creative ideas and knowledge to manufacturing. If you like the idea of using maths and science to solve problems this may be for you. Please see Youth Guarantee for a comprehensive list of vocational opportunities in this Pathway.


The information below shows your opportunities in the manufacturing and technology 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.

Manufacturing and technology 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

Year 1 at the Wintec WTA: Commit to spending a whole school year at Wintec coming one day a week, as part of your regular school programme.

Year 12 and 13

Year 2 at the Wintec WTA: Loved year one at WTA? Come back for a second year to narrow down your learning within a particular field.

Other experiences

Want to try something else?

You are able to come on a campus tour, attend an information session or taster, attend a Wintec youth guarantee programme, complete the Wintec career choice 'Future You' quiz, or come onto campus and try being a student for a day.

Next steps

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

Check out your options in Trades, Engineering, or Information Technology.

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