Montgomery County native co-ops with GE Consumer and Industrial-Roper Corp.

Posted by Lori Shull - Friday, June 22 2012


Laishka Bruno, a Tennessee Tech University student from Clarksville, has been selected for a summer and fall cooperative education, or co-op assignment with GE Roper in LaFayette, Ga.

On an assignment that began in May, Bruno is involved with product design, heat transfer, production assembly and quality assurance.

“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.

Bruno, daughter of Jose and Jeanette Bruno, is a 2008 graduate of NorthEast High School, and is a junior mechanical engineering major Tennessee Tech University.