WIT

    Welcome to Sweeny High School's
  Workforce Industry Training
(WIT)
  Sponsor: Mrs. Renee Huebotter
  Co-Sponsor: Mr. Neal Huebotter

What is WIT?

  • WIT is open to both male and female students in their junior or senior year who have demonstrated excellent academic accountability.

  • WIT provides educational tools and essential support to pursue educational and professional opportunities in areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

  • WIT is sponsored by the NPI (Nuclear Power Institute), which is a unique statewide partnership led by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and headquartered at Texas A&M University.

How does one join WIT?

To be eligible for WIT students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 14 years of age or older;

  • Be in the 11th  or 12th grade of a Texas high school;

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen authorized to work in the U.S.;

  • Have a GPA of 2.5;

  • Have an interest in pursuing a STEM technical degree;

  • Submit an application for membership;

  • Participate in an interview for membership selection;

  • If male, meet U.S. Military Selective Service registration requirements;

  • Not be concurrently participating in the POWER SET program.

What do WIT participants at Sweeny High School 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

  • Mentor elementary students


2017-2018 Sweeny High School WIT Officers 

  • President: Cordell Cannon

  • Vice-President: Aaron Mikel

  • Secretary: Nicole Sanchez (am) & Zachary Haraway (pm)

  • Student Advisor/BRT Liaison: Mauricio Guerrero

  • Historian: Kinsi Cook

  • Community Service Liaison: Brianna Cortez

2017-2018 Sweeny High School WIT Members

Crystal Alaniz
Mc'Kayla Bentancur Brady Byrd Thomas Campbell
Cordell Cannon
Kinsi Cook
Brianna Cortex Katie Cox
Fernanda DeJulian Joseph Effenberger Clay Frick Mauricio Guerrero
Zach Haraway Trinity Hartmann Rebecca Hunter Emma Kacal
Julia Martinez Morgyn McCain Jayci McGee Aaron Mikel
Allie Robertson Nicole Sanchez Logan Skinner Cameron WIlliams

Boys Resourcing Technology (BRT)
       

Our BRT Mentor Program provides positive high school students from the WIT organization to motivate pre-teen boys to cultivate leadership skills, boost character development and encourage science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subject acceleration.  The program is a year long commitment between the WIT member mentor and a BRT mentee.


BRT Mentor Program Goals                   

  • Increase boys' sense of self worth

  • Improve boys' perspective toward STEM education

  • Help boys develop and define their short-term and long-term goals

  • Encourage social awareness through community service projects

  • Build positive relationships and support networks with adults and peers

WIT Members Participating in BRT

  • To be announced soon

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