Titan Mechanical presented Colton Battin with a Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Internship Grant at the start of his summer internship. The grant, which is funded by the John R. Gentille Foundation, will help subsidize Battin's expenses while he gains valuable work experience this summer.
Battin is a senior at Bowling Green State University, where he is studying construction management. He will be graduating in December 2020. Battin is a member of the new student chapter at Bowling Green State University, sponsored by the MCA of Northwestern, Ohio Inc.
This is Battin’s second year interning with Titan Mechanical. He has been successful in the office setting since the impacts of COVID-19, simultaneously social distancing while effectively fulfilling responsibilities as an intern. Battin's work involves estimating, assisting project managers. Some of his duties will be reaching out to sub-contractors, vendors and assisting in implementing Titan Mechanical’s new estimating software.
“Colton will be an asset to any organization moving forward, he really has a thirst for knowledge and wants to be apart of the industry moving forward,” said John E. Gray, president of Titan Mechanical.
Having MCAA interns working at member companies is a win-win for the mechanical contracting industry. Employers get top talent and build a pipeline of future employees. Students gain experience, create connections, develop skills and further their interest in mechanical contracting. In paying the student instead of the employer, MCAA’s goal is to increase the overall number of interns and drive the overall number of talented employees accepting full-time positions after graduation.