Purpose

The Nuclear Power Institute (NPI)'s Workforce Industry Training (WIT) Jr program is for junior high and middle school students who have interests in expanding their knowledge and understanding of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). More specifically, WIT Jr is designed to bring about awareness and encouragement preparing students for STEM-rich programs at universities, two-year technical colleges, and technical certificate programs. By participating in WIT Jr, pre-teen and early teen students gain exposure to higher education and career opportunities while building the confidence to consider STEM education. While the founding emphasis is based in nuclear energy and technology applications, the program is broadly open to all aspects of STEM applications.

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

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).