Workforce Industry Training (WIT)


WIT

Workforce Industry Training

WIT is a 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 to consider further 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. The WIT program engages students through local sponsors within participating schools in the State of Texas.

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

How do I join WIT? To be eligible for WIT you must:

  • Have a GPA of 3.0
  • Have an interest in pursuing a STEM technical degree
  • Submit an application for membership
  • Participate in an interview for membership selection

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 in to 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 a 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 1800’s 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 sky scrapers we see today. Steel is designed to 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.


2020 MEMBERS

 Alex Ansay Cyna Baker 
 Raven Baker Kenzee Barnes
 Kylee Barnes Jonathan Bravo
 Devin Bridgewater Jayden Bridgewater
 Ashtyn Butler Luis Castro
 Diana Ciseneros Elizabeth Collins
 Natalie Cornejo Danielle DeTuro
 Alizabeth Devore Valeria Diera
 Ricardo Duran Gracie Farmer
 Vivian Gomez Alan Guerrero
 Mariana Guzman Lexus Hanks
 Curtis Henry Alexis Horsman
 Trinity Ivy Marissa Jackson
 Jeremiah Koonce Alexa Kunkel
 Kameron Lechowicz Averi Lesley
 Sydney Marbut Nathan Martinez
Jake McCullough Alexa Moore
 Hank Needham Leslie Olalde
 Jolette Ontiveros Jackson Pate
 Dylan Ray Trey Reuland
 Chole Reyna Caitlyn Smith
 Emma Stapp-Stuckey Alana Steudeman
 Evan Stevens Rylan Stevens
 Brea Stovall Abby Tatum
 Alysia Torres Makenzie Vaughan
 Brinkley Williams Rebecka York
   
 Sponsors:  
 Micah Horner  Sarah Moore


Spring 2020 Calendar

 

January

27 - 31  - Interviews for Membership

February

4  - Monthly Meeting

7 - ATOM Mentoring

19 - Tarleton State University

27 - Member Induction

March

 3 - Monthly Meeting

13 - Southern Methodist University

13 - Texas Instruments

25 - ATOM Mentoring

April

7 - Monthly Meeting

9 - ATOM Mentoring

24 - The McDonald Observatory

May

1 - ATOM Mentoring

12 - Monthly Meeting

 15 - Texas Christian University

 15 - University of North Texas

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