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WIT Students Visit Petrochemical Academy

January 3, 2017

    Phillips 66 hosted 72 WIT (Workforce Industry Training) members from Palacios, Van Vleck, Wharton, and El Campo. WIT is a high school organization for females and males and during this event, Phillips 66 is encouraging careers as operators and skilled crafts. Held at the Petrochemical Academy, Phillips 66 employees from the training and craft teams educated the high school students on carer paths for Instrumentation, Machinist, Pipefitter, Welder, and Operator. The focus for these high school students is to encourage them to pursue a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) career in operations or skilled craft positions. Favorite activities included teaming up to race against each other to complete a piping job and welding a piece of metal while wearing proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). WIT is funded by the State of Texas. The program is sponsored by the Nuclear Power Institute at Texas A&M University, and by industry and the area high schools.​



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