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UA students participate in fall 2021 cooperative education

Special to the Enquirer

This fall, 156 University of Alabama students – including several from Morgan County – are receiving hands-on, innovative and advanced educational experiences with dozens of companies and organizations across the United States.

These students are getting this expanded education through UA’s Cooperative Education Program for fall 2021.

Local students participating this fall are:

  • James Garner of Falkville, who is working for Schoel Engineering Co.
  • Jacob Garrison of Hartselle, who is working for Jordan & Skala Engineers.
  • Bentley Watson of Hartselle, who is working for SABIC.
  • Samuel Watson of Laceys Spring, who is working for Adtran.

In the Cooperative Education Program, students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work related to the academic major or career interests of each student.

While in school, students carry regular course schedules. They work with professionals in their fields who supervise their training and work. At work, co-op students earn competitive salaries and can receive benefit packages in addition to valuable job experience.

Participants maintain their full-time student status while at work and have priority registration status each semester through graduation.