Local Company Awards Students $500 Following Internship

CWI students standing by a piece of heavy equipment
Heavy Equipment Technician students Tanner Stallion, left, Joseph Pilgrim, and Dee McMurdo
November 19, 2020

Three students in College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Heavy Equipment Technician program were each awarded $500 after completing internships with Modern Machinery, a heavy equipment company located in Nampa.

The internships, completed this past summer, gave students, Tanner Stallions, Joseph Pilgrim, and Dee McMurdo, an opportunity to utilize and solidify the skills they were taught at CWI in the field as they serviced machines, changed out injectors on engines, replaced a charge air cool, and performed several pre-delivery inspections.

“We are fortunate to have industry partners like Modern Machinery who support student success in our Heavy Equipment Technician program,” said Diesel Technology Department Chair, Alex Beal. “This gift shows students how industry supports our programs and the great partnerships we have.” 

Stallions, Pilgrim, and McMurdo plan to use the money toward their education.