Wintec Waikato Institute of Technology

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Te Kuratini o Waikato



The Waikato Institute of Technology, also known as Wintec, is one of New Zealand’s leading institute of technology based in Hamilton. Approximately 20,000 students from 52 countries study at Wintec each year, and the organisation employs around 840 staff.

A new world of work needs a new way of learning

Education is changing and Wintec is changing with it, so our students can find success in a world that’s moving faster than ever before. At Wintec we nurture and guide individual students as part of a community so they are confident and equipped to navigate their way in the future world of new jobs and ways of working.

To do this, we must be responsive, celebrate and encourage connectivity, creativity and collaboration, and be open to new ways of doing things.  This short video The Future is Now (3 mins) tells our story:  The future is now LINK

Our Values

Working together – Mahi tahi

We work collaboratively within and outside our organisation. We form partnerships, openly communicate, share expertise and try new things.

Challenge and Innovation – Whakaaro whānui

We are leaders, so we challenge ourselves and others to look for ways to do things better and to embrace innovation and achievement.

Customer Focus – Manaaki tangata

Students and employers are our customers, along with colleagues in the organisation. We drive our organisation from their needs, and act with purpose, creativity and energy to exceed their expectations.

Valuing People – Whakamana i te tangata

We treat everyone with courtesy and respect, without prejudice and valuing different perspectives. We involve and listen to others, and recognise them for their contribution; always acting with integrity.

Taking Ownership – Kia tika

We are all responsible for the overall success of our organisation, and are accountable for our actions and results. We make quality decisions based on sound information and we learn from our mistakes in a ‘no blame’ culture.

Improvement and Opportunity – Kia tupu, kia hua

We are committed to setting high standards and continually improving what we do. We are passionate about extending opportunities to students, employers and the wider community.

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