Waikato Institute of Technology-Hamilton

Waikato Institute of Technology-Hamilton(Polytechnics)

The institution was founded in 1924 as Hamilton Technical College. The name was changed to Waikato Technical Institute in 1968 and to The Waikato Polytechnic in 1987. The name changed again in 2001, to The Waikato Institute of Technology. On 1 April 2020, Waikato Institute of Technology was subsumed into New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology alongside the 15 other Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

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.

The Wintec strategic goals describe the opportunities and challenges ahead. These goals underpin the planning process and guide the organisation’s direction and decision-making.


  • The Waikato Institute of Technology, also known as Wintec, is an institute of technology based in New Zealand’s Waikato region. Wintec offers over 130 degrees, diplomas and certificates.
  • Institute Type: Polytechnics
  • Institute Website: https://www.wintec.ac.nz/
  • Institute Country: New Zealand
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