Workforce Industry TrainingIn parternship with the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) and the Texas Engineering Experiment StationNPI’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?
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.
WIT members attending the Iron Engineer Camp at A&M
WIT testing new products at Samsung Semiconductors in Austin.
Accelerator Lab at A&M
WIT visits NASA to have lunch with an astronaut.
WIT members visiting the Toyota plant in San Antonio.
WIT Breakfast with ATOM
WIT members participate in a patient simulation at UT Southwestern.
WIT touring Tarleton's engineering facilities.Granbury ISD Sponsor: Kelly Been and Jose Ochoa