Kingston’s Riggs in co-op with Milliken and Co.

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Tennessee Tech University mechanical engineering major Joshua Riggs will spend 15 months working for Milliken and Co. on a cooperative education assignment.

Riggs, of Kingston, will conduct arc flash studies for several Milliken plants to meet electrical safety standards.

“Co-op experience gives TTU students an edge as they get ready to start their careers,” said Don Foster, Tennessee Tech’s Career Services associate director.

“The experiential education program can help students develop skills and better discover what they want to do when they enter the workforce after graduation.”

Riggs is the son of David and Mindy Riggs.

He graduated from Roane County High School in 2011.

He is a senior at Tennessee Tech.

Students from all academic disciplines are eligible for the Tennessee Tech co-op program, which is coordinated by the Office of Career Services.

The office works with hundreds of employers across the Southeast.