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.