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Workforce Industry Training

In partnership with the Nuclear Power Institute &
the Texas Engineering Experimentation at Texas A&M University

The WIT program is for both female and male high school students who have an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related careers, two-year technical degrees, and/or certificates. By participating in WIT, students gain exposure to career opportunities and the confidence to consider further technical education.  
NPI website-- http://commnpi.wpengine.com/k-12/high-school-programs/wit-workforce-in-training/ 

 

WIT offers benefits and opportunities such as:

  • The educational tools and support to pursue opportunities 
    in STEM technical fields.
     
  • Enjoy mentoring activities by industry professionals
  • Visit local industry partners
  • Participate in industry job shadowing
  • Take part in professional development activities
  • Visit universities and community colleges
  • Participate in community service
  • Hear from and meet guest speakers
  • Have scholarship opportunities
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How do I join WIT?  To be eligible for WIT you must:

  • Be 14 years of age or older;
  • Be in the 11th  or 12th grade of a Texas high school;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen authorized to work in the U.S.;
  • Have a GPA of 2.5;
  • Have an interest in pursuing a STEM technical degree;
  • Submit an application for membership;
  • Participate in an interview for membership selection;
  • If male, meet U.S. Military Selective Service registration requirements;
  • Not be concurrently participating in the POWER SET program.
     
    (See video of trips we took last year below)
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