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News from STP: El Campo High School POWER SET and WIT Members Visit STP

March 21, 2013

    On Thursday, March 21, STP hosted 25 students from El Campo High School's POWER SET and WIT programs. The POWER SET training program, short for Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology, provides a path to careers in science and mathematics for girls in rural South Texas. POWER SET is sponsored by the Nuclear Power Institute. NPI is a unique statewide partnership led by the Texas Engineering Experiment Station and headquartered at Texas A&M University.

    NPI brings together four-year universities, two-year technical and community colleges, and public schools with the nuclear power industry, state and local organizations, and state, federal, and international agencies. Together, they can meet the challenge of providing the trained workforce needed to operate new and existing reactors in Texas.

    Workforce Industry Training, or WIT, Modeled on the POWER SET program and is open to both male and female students in high schools and provides the educational tools and essential support to pursue educational professional opportunities in STEM technical fields. It is also sponsored by NPI, in cooperation with the schools and industry.



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