Workforce Industry TrainingNPI’s Workforce Industry Training (WIT) program is for high school students who are interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (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 field trips while building the confidence to consider further STEM education. This confidence comes from the knowledge and familiarity students gain from their WIT experiences.All WIT students can participate in activities such as:
Power BUG (Building, Uniting, and Growing)
Power Bug is a WIT-supported program with a yearlong commitment between WIT member mentor and Power BUG mentee. The Power BUG 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. Power BUG creates a spark that ignites a unique collaborative, nurturing relationship between older and younger students interested in pursuing STEM.
Touring Globe Life Field to learn about the engineering that it took to build this ballpark
Tour of UTA Racing Team Facilities
Lecture by UTA about robotic prosthetics
Q&A with Power Bug members
WIT Touring the Research Nuclear Reactor at A&M
WIT Exploring the Electron Microscope at UT Southwestern
WIT Touring the Dallas World Aquarium
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