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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: GHS Girls Inducted into POWER SET

December 3, 2012

Seventeen Granbury High School girls became the first inductees into POWER SET, a new student organization focused on science, engineering, and technology. The ceremony was held November 15, 2012, in the Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center. Inducted into the society were: Sydney Carpenter, Jaden Charbonnet, Blair Cowden, Ariel Davila, Kayla Jumper, Maggie McKenna, Amy Mendoza, Harley Miles, Evangelina Ovideo, Mariah Rendeiro, Chloe Scroggins, Adan Shah, Alyssa Tigner, Katelyn Tigner, Phoebe Wallace, Kylie Wheeler, and McKenzie Woods. POWER SET - which stands for Powerful Opportun...
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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: WIT Explores Career Opportunities

December 3, 2012

The Workforce Industry Training (WIT) program students at BCHS have attended two events sponsored by Phillips 66. One was on October 24th over Electrical and Instrumentation careers and another on November 7th over Pipefitting and Welding careers. At each event employees from Phillips 66 set up stations to explain their jobs/crafts/trades. They shared information such as work expectations, education required, hours they have to work and salary. There were also some hands-on opportunities at these stations. The group as a whole received information about the importance of safety in t...
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Sweeny Refinery Holds Career Nights for WIT Students

November 30, 2012

In Fall 2012, Sweeny Refinery held Career Nights for WIT students from local high schools spotlighting careers in Electrical, Instrumentation, Pipefitting and Welding. Refinery employees shared information with the students about their crafts, including what they do on a typical work day and demonstrated "hands-on" techniques they use in work assignments. Team Leads Chidi Opurum and Jimmy Mendler also spoke with the students about expectations and safety requirements. Information on educational opportunities at local colleges to learn more about these crafts was made available to ...
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C-MORE Members Visit Sweeny Refinery

November 30, 2012

In November 2012, educators from Wharton County Jr. College and local school districts visited Sweeny Refinery. Their mission was to learn more about careers in refining so they could increase student awareness and encourage students to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers. Careers in operations, crafts, engineering and business were discussed and the educators participated in job shadowing with refinery employees to experience refinery jobs first hand. Educators also met with senior refinery management for a roundtable discussion on how to better...
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Matagorda County Judge and NPI Director Attend a Meeting of the Infrastructure Development Working Group in Slovenia

November 26, 2012

Matagorda County Judge Nate MacDonald and NPI Director Lee Peddicord stand in front of the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant, a two loop Westinghouse reactor in Krsko, Slovenia. They were there as part of the meeting of the Infrastructure Development Working Group (IDWG), a component of the 31 nation International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC), that took place on November 14-15, 2012 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. McDonald participated in a panel with representatives from the Czech Republic and Slovenia on stakeholder engagement on nuclear energy. Peddicord chaired a panel on huma...
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