• wit

  • PURPOSE

    Nuclear Power Institute's (NPI) Workforce Industry Training (WIT) program is for high school students who are interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of careers in STEM. More specifically, the purpose of WIT is to mentor, encourage, and prepare students for STEM-rich programs at universities, two-year technical colleges, and technician certificate programs. By participating in WIT, students gain exposure to higher education and career opportunities through a series of six funded field trips per year while building the confidence to consider further STEM education. This confidence comes from the knowledge and familiarity students gain from their WIT experiences.  During the 2019-2020 academic year, the WIT program grew from availability in 18 to 30 Texas high schools – reaching over 1,900 students. Next year, our goal is to grow into more schools and reach more Texas students.

     

    All WIT students can participate in activities such as: 

    • Enjoy mentoring activities to gain awareness and develop preparation.

    • Visit STEM industries to gain awareness and develop preparation.

    • Hear from and meet professional guest speakers.

    • Take part in professional development activities.

    • Visit universities and community colleges.

    • Participate in community engagement and mentoring activities.

  • npi

    https://npi.tamu.edu/


    The Workforce Industry Training (WIT) program is funded and supported by the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI), a joint center of Texas A&M University (TAMU) and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).