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CWI: Filling jobs in the Treasure Valley

March 10, 2013

Jason Rush tinkered with a spark plug on an ATV at Carl's Cycle in Boise, where he works tuning engines, checking transmissions and changing oil.

"I like wrenching," said Rush, 30. Rush's day starts at 7:30 a.m. with classes in small-engine and powersports repair, one of the College of Western Idaho's professional-technical programs. By 1 p.m. he's working in Carl's maintenance shop as a paid intern. Often he doesn't leave until 7 p.m. "Makes for a long day," he said.

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