Workforce Industry Training
    NPI’s 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.
    What do WIT participants at Granbury High School do?
    • Enjoy mentoring activities by industry professionals.
    • 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. 



    Achiving Together with Optimistic Mentoring (ATOM)


    ATOM is a WIT-supported program with a yearlong commitment between WIT member mentors and ATOM mentees. The ATOM group provides WIT members an opportunity to give back by interacting and mentoring young elementary and middle school students – engaging them in academic activities that impassion these students to stay focused on a strong STEM path. The intent of the ATOM program is to create a “spark” that ignites a unique collaborative and nurturing relationship between older and younger students interested in pursuing STEM. During the 2019-2020 school year, our WIT members mentored over 900 elementary and middle school students.



    Touring the Zachry Building A&M 



     Tour of the UNT Engineering Complex



    Using the Anatomy Lab at UNT 



     Autonomous vehicle.



     Q&A with ATOM members


     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).


     Granbury ISD Sponsor: Kelly Been and Jose Ochoa