Sumner County’s Downs co-ops with DENSO Manufacturing

Posted by Lori Shull - Friday, June 07 2013
lshull@tntech.edu

 

Tennessee Tech University mechanical engineering major Aaron Downs will spend one year working for DENSO Manufacturing on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.

Downs, of Gallatin, will be a quality engineer in the automotive manufacturing field, working with oxygen sensors, spark plugs, monolithic carriers and stick coils.

“Co-op experience gives TTU students an edge as they get ready to start their careers, especially in a tough job market,” said Don Foster, associate director of Career Services. “The experiential education program can help students develop skills and better discover what they want to do when they enter the workforce after graduation.”

Students from all academic disciplines are eligible for the TTU co-op program, which is coordinated by the Office of Career Services. The office works regularly with hundreds of employers across the Southeast including business, industry, non-profit and government agencies to fit students’ career interests.

Tennessee Tech University, with an enrollment of approximately 11,500 students, has been selected as one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges and universities and “Best Southeastern College” by The Princeton Review.

Downs, son of Scot Downs and Amy Harrison, graduated from Gallatin High School in 2010. He is a senior at TTU.