A Dedicated Pipeline for Entry-Level Talent at Medtronic
The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) Professional Development Co-Op provides students enrolled in the University of Mississippi CME program an opportunity to apply their classroom skills and knowledge to projects at a major manufacturing operation. Students complete paid co-ops that provide them practical, on-the-job work experience alongside established professionals in their field of study.
Key Elements of the Model
- Pathway to careers in modern manufacturing
- Income for student
- Transferable interpersonal and intrapersonal skills
- Relationship building with business representatives at the co-op site
- Credit hours toward an undergraduate degree