by Emily Armentrout
Heartland Career Center is currently in the running for a $10,000 grant from Midwest Technical Institute in Brownsburg, Ind. The grant will be presented to the school that acquires the most votes before voting ends Sunday, April 27 at midnight.
“We had some students compete for scholarship money and they did very well in a welding contest [at MTI Brownsburg],” said Mark Hobbs, principal at Heartland Career Center. “I then started following the institute on Twitter. They sent out information about a contest that there were going to have, requiring you to make a short video about what your school would do with the $10,000. Our design staff, along with our teachers, made the video. We are one of only three schools that actually followed through.
“It’s not often you get a hunk of change like this to help your students. We don’t lose anything for going for this, but we could gain a lot,” added Hobbs.
Hobbs and the rest of the Heartland staff and students are looking for the community’s support. If you would like to support Heartland, all you have to do is go on Facebook, “like” the MTI Brownsburg page, vote for Heartland Career’s Center video and share the link so that others can vote as well.