The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) engages educators and young people to develop the necessary workforce in nuclear applications, clean energies, and manufacturing in Texas to sustain a vibrant new, clean industry in the state. NPI engagement partnerships include Pre-K – 12 educators, universities, community colleges, the nuclear sector, state agencies, and local organizations.
This network enables engagement and enrichment opportunities for students, educators and professionals in Pre-K-12 schools, community colleges and universities, and stakeholder industries across Texas.
NPI Engagement Opportunities
NPI’s Workforce Industry Training (WIT) program is for high school students who are interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of careers in nuclear applications, clean energies, and manufacturing. Engaging the NPI network, WIT programming will continue to mentor, encourage, and prepare students for the future Texas workforce utilizing Texas A&M University programs, partner institutions and industries, and other TEES partners. By participating in WIT, students gain exposure to higher education and career opportunities through field trips, presentations, and other events while building the confidence and enthusiasm to consider careers in nuclear applications, clean energies, and manufacturing in Texas.
The NPI’s “Tilly Loves Tiny Readers are Tomorrows Leaders” (TRTLs) story and video series endeavors to enhance Pre-K to 2nd grade outreach programming focusing on early workforce development awareness, while encouraging reading and curiosity. NPI acknowledges the importance of reaching children during their educational foundation years when reading fluency and comprehension attainment are vitally important, setting the trajectory of students’ success into adulthood and ultimately affecting their workforce opportunities. This series of seven stories and videos are intended to be encouraging, inspiring, and aspirational of the “What I can be when I grow up?” possibilities.