Bryan Simmons, a Tennessee Tech University student from Roan Mountain, has been selected for a co-op assignment with Premier System Integrators.
During an assignment that began in August, Simmons will perform, design or develop industrial control systems using computer-aided drafting, hardware and software design techniques, software development and testing techniques, and system installation and checkout processes.
“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,” said Don Foster, TTU’s associate director of Career Services. “In addition to helping students grow and improve their capabilities, co-op also provides income that can be use to help pay for college studies.”
Tennessee Tech co-op students earn between $12.50 and $24 an 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 100 employers across the Southeast, ranging from businesses to industry and government agencies, to match students’ interests with co-op openings.
Simmons, son of Nick and Lorraine Simmons, is a 2006 graduate of Cloudland High School. He is a senior electrical engineering major at TTU.