Waikato is home to a variety of leading education providers across all educational levels. A growing education and training sector contributes to the diverse range of skills around the region and reflects on the growing number of both domestic and international students that call Waikato home.
Education in the Waikato
The Waikato education sector has something for everyone. The region is home to a range of popular tertiary institutes, from the world-ranked University of Waikato to the Waikato Institute of Technology and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
It has excellent schools at primary, intermediate and secondary school level and a range of options for private training organisations and vocational training.
Waikato education and training providers create career pathways through their close links with employers, most notably - but by no means exclusively - in the agriculture and horticulture sectors.
Waikato is home to top-rated educational institutions at all levels of learning. The region’s tertiary providers offer the highest quality education in a broad spectrum of academic fields, while job and skills training providers are popular hands-on institutions.
On top of its respected education providers, student life in Waikato is excellent. It has all the benefits of a safe, vibrant student city without the hassles of big city living. The student lifestyle in Waikato truly is one to be envied.
The region is a relatively affordable, easy place to live in, and a diverse population makes it attractive for people from many different countries and cultures. It has a buzzing nightlife, a vibrant tourism sector and a whole host of recreational activities that capitalise on the great outdoors.
There are good job opportunities, both in part time work and to support learning. For domestic students coming from outside the region, its central location means home is never far away.
Te Waka and Education
Te Waka plays an influential role in supporting the Waikato education sector. Its Learn Waikato initiative is the first of its kind in the region, providing a free toolkit of marketing resources that showcase Waikato as an exciting study destination for students.
Learn Waikato has a library of assets that education providers can use to appeal to international students, promoting greater cultural diversity and awareness within the region. By assisting marketing activities for a range of institutions, the initiative will provide a valuable economic boost to both providers and the community en masse.
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Chasing Time English: Leading Global EdTech Innovation from the Waikato
For Chasing Time English, they couldn’t imagine a better place to produce their world leading English Language Learning TV drama style series than here in the Waikato. From script to screen to learner, Chasing Time English’s engaging content library is produced by the Waikato company’s long serving in-house team.
Tech Student Speed Networking Event
In today's rapidly evolving tech landscape, the demand for skilled professionals in the tech sector is higher than ever. As one of the fastest growing tech regions in the country, its critical that we are building and retaining tech talent in the Waikato. To support this, Te Waka hosted a high-energy and impactful Tech Student Speed Networking event as part of Techweek 2023.
Young people need education and support to develop connections with employers and transition into careers. What’s at stake? Their chance of advancing to better-paid jobs throughout their career, which will have an impact on their overall wellbeing.