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Stephenville High School WIT

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 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:

  • Visit STEM industries to gain awareness and develop preparation
  • Hear from and meet academic and professional guest speakers
  • Take part in professional development activities
  • Visit universities and community colleges and
  • Participate in community engagement activities.


How do I join WIT?

The WIT program is open to junior and senior Texas high school students at least 14 years old with a minimum GPA of 2.5. They must formally submit an application for membership.


What do WIT participants do?

  • 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
2022-2023 Activity Calendar


Event Type

Name of Event / Description

Sept. 2nd

Application Distribution

Applications were distributed to students showing interest in WIT

Sept. 12-16

WIT Interviews

Member Interviews

Sept. 29th

WIT Induction


Nov. 2nd

ATOM Outreach 

WIT members conduct hands-on labs with ATOM members at Gilbert Intermediate

Nov. 30th

ATOM Outreach 

WIT members conduct hands-on labs with ATOM members at Hook Elementary 

Jan. 26

Industry Tour

Tour Emerald Luxury Coaches - mechanical and electrical engineering

Jan. 26

Industry Tour

Tour Saint Gobain Abrasives - use robotics and manufacturing of abrasives

Feb. 18th 

Science on Saturday

WIT members conduct hands-on labs with the public

Feb. 2nd

University Tour

Tour Weatherford Junior College - Careers in Healthcare

Feb. 17th

University Tour

Tour Texas Tech Health Science Center - Abilene

Feb 22nd

University Tour

Tour Southwestern UT - Emphasis on Medical Careers

March 4th

University Tour

Tour Baylor University - College of Engineering and Science

March 4th

University Tour

Tour McLennan Community College

Apr. 7th

ATOM Outreach

WIT members conduct hands-on labs with ATOM members at Central Elementary 

May 10th

ATOM Outreach

WIT members conduct hands-on labs with ATOM members at Chamberlin Elementary 

Power BUG is a WIT-supported program with a yearlong commitment between a WIT member mentor and a 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.

The WIT Bracelet
The WIT bracelet is made of leather and stainless steel. Being that WIT is designed to train for the workforce, it is important that these two materials are outlined as they apply to WIT and moving forward in the future. Leather has been in use for thousands of years. It was once used primarily for clothing and was also incorporated into different types of tools. It was used in different types of old-fashioned industries such as in saddles for horses or the reins for an ox pulling a plow. Leather is used for gloves and boots as a means of modern protection. Leather represents something that is durable, but also incredibly adaptable. Leather is something that has stood the test of time. The Egyptians were using leather in 5000 B.C. and here we are today, it is still a vital part of our culture. When you see the leather of the WIT bracelet, it is important to remember that we, as individuals, must be durable and flexible. While circumstances in life might not go as planned, we can be durable and flexible and like the leather of the WTI band, you can get through it. Steel is a combination of the elements iron and carbon and contains small amounts of other elements. This mixture has also withstood the test of time. It revolutionized our country as we transitioned from primarily wood to steel in the early 1800s as we began the industrial revolution. It was used to build the railroad, improve our shipping vessels, build bridges, and to build structures like the skyscrapers we see today. Steel is designed to be tough, yet moldable and adaptable. Made up of elements that by themselves are weak, when put together, they are strong. When you see the steel of the WIT bracelet and that is inscribed with your WIT high school, remember that WIT members are moldable and that sometimes alone may falter, but together, with others, we can be strong. 

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).


2022-2023 WIT Officers


Kirsten Cline

Vice President

Haley Frisina


Braden Fowler

Student Advisor

Joseph Gray

2022-2023 WIT Members
Mayte Aguilar
Curtiss Baughn
Abbey Blackburn
Luke Blackburn
Kesi Blair
Eduardo Briseno
Laura Carter
Jadis Cato
Justin Clack
Kirsten Cline
Aidan Collins
Elijah Cortez
Terran Cummings
Aubrey Dyas
Ryland Elliott
Jabez Esquivel
Topher Foster
Braden Fowler
Haley Frisina
Alexa Gaspie
Ella Gibbons
Avery Goodwin
Joseph Gray
Andre Guajardo
Mason Haynes
Cason Heller
Alexa Hodgen
Bryson Jones
Brenen Jones
Andrew Kitchens
Presleigh LaDuque
Kate Leach
Trinty Leal
Alexandriah Leatherwood
Shayla Mader
William McGuire
Echo McLendon
Jordan McMullen
Micaela Medina
Kinli Newman
Brooklyn Nguyen
Makayla Osinga
Melissa Osornio
Mayte Perez
Addie Post
Kameron Pritchard
Sterling Richmond
Elizabeth Ronck
Haiden Rudloff
Cinthia Ruiz
Autry Russell
Addison Simpson
Caitlyn Skiles
Justin Stephens
Manasvi Tailor
Tyler Tucker
Peyton Vanden Berge
Lyncoln Veach