Based in Hamilton, the
Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), is one of the country’s largest
institutes of technology. We deliver high-quality education across vocational
(technical) and professional fields of study to approximately 13,000 students,
across over 130 different courses.
At Wintec students are
educated in a way that builds their confidence and gets them work-ready. We
differ from other types of tertiary providers in the way students get the
chance to put their theoretical learning into practice from the very start. You
will get to work on real-life projects based on relevant topics and themes as
if you were in the workplace. You will also get involved in work placements.
This means that by the time you graduate, you will be confident in your skills
and knowledge, and know-how to apply your learnings. Our academic staff have
years of industry experience between them, which means they can guide you on
collaborative relationships with local industry and iwi to identify the needs
of the region and community. Fostering strong networks that our students and
graduates benefit from is a high priority for us. Understanding the needs
of local industry, what type of graduates they need now, and what they will
need in the future is critical to assisting industry and our graduates.