Instructor: Brian Evans

Entrepreneurship

Through placement in one of the existing programs at Heartland, a senior is placed in an internship setting where they can demonstrate competency in job skills. [Generally, these students will have developed these technical skills through involvement in one of the career and technical education programs at Heartland Career Center, their home high school, or through their extensive study in another program at their high school]. The goal in this program is to provide the student with a work experience that is not generally available to the high school student. While no obligation to employ the student following high school exists, often the student can secure full-time employment following graduation. The student will work a minimum of 15 hours per week on school weeks. All state and federal labor laws will be followed. Working beyond the 15 hour minimum is allowed within labor law restrictions as long as the student is able to maintain acceptable grades in all courses they are taking at their home school. All students will report to Heartland Career Center for the related classroom instruction one afternoon per week. Prospective students should submit an application in early spring. Teacher recommendations will be requested and a personal interview scheduled. By mid-May students will be notified of their acceptance into the program and interviewed by the instructor. Placement will begin in the Fall at the start of the school year.


As an extension Graphic Design & Layout Program, Heartland Career Center and the Honeywell Foundation have formed a unique partnership. The Honeywell Center S.R.I. program provides students with classroom instruction in all areas of Technical Theatre Production. At the conclusion of the instructional portion of the class, the students work as paid interns at the Ford Theatre. Each year, six to eight students from Miami and Wabash County high schools participate in the program. Topics covered include lighting, sound, basic rigging, wardrobe, props, and stage set-up. In addition, students learn about safety in the theatre environment, production management, and careers in theatre production. The Honeywell S.R.I program is completed entirely outside of the traditional school day. Students are recommended for up to 3 credits at the end of the school year. Students may enroll in Honeywell S.R.I. for up to two years. This is an excellent opportunity for students who want to apply their Arts background with Technical Theatre.


The transition S.R.I. program is a class that is designed for 8-10 students with an identified disability that are job capable, but may need assistance with completing the employment process. These students should be responsible, dependable, have good attendance and a desire to work. The course will require that students also participate in the Life-After-School Program which will help them connect with Vocational Rehabilitation Services. The class will meet daily for the first 5 weeks and introduce students to job related topics (ethical behavior, job qualities, what to expect from employers, interviewing, applications, etc.). The class will also include field trips to local companies (agencies, banks, car dealers, etc.). Students will then be assisted to find a job situation (paid or unpaid), where the transition staff will provide support as needed for the student. Weekly follow along will be made available at the job site, with group meetings about every nine weeks.

S.R.I. Honeywell Program
  • Length of Program: One or two years (Soph., Juniors, Seniors)
  • Credits Recommended: 3 per year
  • Approximated Material Costs: None noted at this time.
  • Club/Organization: None noted at this time.
  • Certificates: None noted at this time.
  • Dual Credits: None noted at this time.
S.R.I. Transition Program
  • Length of Program: One year (Seniors only)
  • Credits Recommended: 3 per semester/2 per trimester
  • Approximated Material Costs: None noted at this time.
  • Club/Organization: None noted at this time.
  • Certificates: None noted at this time.
  • Dual Credits: None noted at this time.