Cody Gass, a Tennessee Technological University student from Lynchburg, Tenn., has been selected for an eight-month cooperative education, or a co-op assignment, with Goodrich Aerospace in Tullahoma, Tenn.
On an assignment that began in May, Gass assists the engineers in product production.
“The co-op program is an excellent way for students to gain the type of experience that will give them an edge in the job market,” says Don Foster, associate director of the Office of Career Services. “In addition to helping students grow and improve their capabilities, so-op also provides income that can be used to help pay for college studies.”
Tennessee Tech co-op students currently earn between $10.50 and $24.00 per hour and major in business, engineering, arts/sciences, and education. The university’s co-op program began in 1959 and has experienced record student participation during recent semesters. Tennessee Tech’s co-op office works with more than a hundred employers across the southeast—from business to industry and government agencies—to match students’ interests with co-op openings.
Gass, son of Mitch and Linda Gass, is a 2008 graduate of Moore County High School.