Published: Thu Sep 30, 2010COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2010)— Jason Hyder, a Tennessee Tech University student from Johnson City, Tenn., has been selected for a three-term cooperative education, or co-op, assignment with Robert Bosch LLC in Charleston, S.C.
During the assignment that began in August, Hyder will be working with engineers to manufacture Bosch's Denoxtronic tank systems for use in the clean diesel passenger cars and light duty trucks.
"Co-op 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, associate director of the Office of Career Services. "In addition to helping students grow and improve their capabilities, co-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 $22 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 co-op office works with more than a hundred employers across the southeast- from businesses to industry and government agencies- to match students' interests with co-op openings.
Hyder, son of Chris and Craig Hyder, is a 2009 graduate of Science Hill High School. A mechanical engineering major, Hyder is a member of the TTU Formula SAE racing team and is pursuing a career in the automotive industry.