Published: Thu Sep 30, 2010Tyler Ball, a Tennessee Tech University student from Kingsport, Tenn., has been selected for a one-year cooperative education, or co-op, assignment with Milliken and Co. in Sparanburg, S.C.
During the assignment that began in August, Ball will be gathering field data for Arc Flash studies in order to meet NFPA 70E requirements for electrical safety.
"Co-op is an excellent way for students to gain the type of experience that will give them an edge in the tight 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 $26 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.
Ball, son of Richard and Sheila Ball, is a 2007 graduate of Sullivan South High School and currently a junior electrical engineering major at TTU.