In Oregon, the Multiple-Engineering Cooperative offers students real-life experiences in an engineering environment before graduation. At the recent 38th Annual MECOP banquet, Concept Systems accepted the 10-year Sponsor Award.
MECOP is a cooperative between Oregon universities (Oregon State University, Portland State University, Oregon Tech and The University of Portland) and industry and provides the students work internships while they are finishing up their degrees.
Unique among cooperative programs, MECOP and the Civil Engineering Cooperative Program demonstrate the power of an effective business/education partnership. Member companies voluntarily assess themselves to support the programs that create opportunities for interaction between industry, the university and its students. Universities often adjust their curriculum based on recommendations made by the industry partners, which contributes to continual improvement. Continue Reading →