The Story of the Bracelet
The WIT bracelet is made of leather and stainless steel. Being that WIT is designed to train for the workforce, it is important that these two materials are outlined as they apply to WIT and moving forward in the future.
Leather has been in use for thousands of years. It was once used primarily for clothing and was also incorporated into different types of tools. It was used in different types of old fashioned industries such as in saddles for horses or the reins for an ox pulling a plow. Leather is used for gloves and boots as a means of modern protection. Leather represents something that is durable, but also incredibly adaptable. Leather is something that has stood the test of time. The Egyptians were using leather in 5000 B.C. and here we are today, it is still a vital part of our culture. When you see the leather of the WIT bracelet, it is important to remember that we, as individuals, must be durable and flexible. While circumstances in life might not go as planned, we can be durable and flexible and like the leather of the WIT band, you can get through it.
Steel is a combination of the elements of iron and carbon and contains small amounts of other elements. This mixture has also withstood the test of time. It revolutionized our country as we transitioned from primarily wood to steel in the early 1800’s as we began the industrial revolution. It was used to build the railroad, improve our shipping vessels, build bridges, and to build structures like the sky scrapers we see today. Steel is designed to tough, yet moldable and adaptable. Made up of elements that by themselves are weak, when put together, they are strong. When you see the steel of the WIT bracelet and that is inscribed with your WIT high school, remember that WIT members are moldable and that sometimes alone may falter, but together, with others, we can be strong.