Tennessee Tech University Electrical Engineer major Stephen Prieto will spend one year working for Premier System Integrators on a co-op, or cooperative education assignment.
Prieto, of Kingsport, will assist in the development of software and hardware for PLC’s in the manufacturing industry.
“Co-op experience gives TTU students an edge as they get ready to start their careers, especially in a tight job market,” said Don Foster, Career Services associate director. “The experimental 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 more than 11,700 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.
Prieto, son of Elaine and Frank, graduated from Providence Academy in 2010. He is a senior at TTU.