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Welcome to East Bernard High School
Workforce Industry Training
WIT
Sponsor: Yvonne Naiser & Karen Riley
 
What is WIT?

This program is for high school students who have interest in expanding their knowledge and understanding and/or careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). More specifically, the program is designed for mentoring and encouragement to prepare students for STEM-rich programs at universities, two year technical colleges, and technical certificate programs. By participating in WIT, students gain exposure to higher education and career opportunities while building the confidence t While the founding emphasis is based in nuclear energy and technology applications, the program is broadly open to all aspects of STEM applications.

 

The WIT program engages students through local sponsors within participating schools in the State of Texas. The initial lists of schools and sponsors for the 2021-2022 program are presented in this document along with their designated responsibilities and stipends. Additional sponsors and school participants may be added throughout the year.

 

How do I join?
To be eligible to join WIT:
  • Be 14 years of age or older
  • Be in 11th or 12th grade in a Texas high school
  • Have a GPA of 3.0
  • Have an interest in pursuing a STEM technical degree
  • Submit an application for membership
  • Must be interviewed by the sponsor and one other person
 
What do WIT participants do?
  • Visit universities and  community colleges
  • Visit local industry partners
  • Participate in community service
  • Hear from and meet guest speakers
  • Enjoy mentoring activities by industry professionals
  • Participate in industry job shadowing
  • Take part in professional development activities
  • Have scholarship opportunities
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NPI SPONSORSHIP 
 
 
The Workforce Industry Training (WIT) program is funded and supported by the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI), a joint center for Texas A&M University (TAMU) and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).
 
 
The NPI/WIT Relationship
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 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.
 
 
 
 
 
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