Physical labor is a vital part of God’s plan for His children. In the Genesis record of Creation, Adam and Eve were given physical labor to draw them closer to their Creator, to provide opportunities for taking greater responsibility, and to bring satisfaction, good health, and a balanced spiritual life. In the schools of the prophets, students were assigned physical labor as a regular part of their curriculum.
Our Savior demonstrated Heaven’s interest in physical labor as an integral part of the educational curriculum by making it a part of His own education. He learned the carpenter’s trade along with His study of God’s Word.
For these reasons, Hartland College has integrated practical training into its core curriculum. Practical education is required of all students every term they attend Hartland College. We recognize that not all of the practical education positions lead directly to a knowledge of a trade. Students are encouraged to make known their desires regarding practical education positions.
Freshman students may rotate through different practical education work areas. Sophomore, junior, and senior students may specialize in one area of training until competency is attained. They may also be asked to assist in the training of less experienced workers.
Generally, students are required to work 16 hours per week at their practical training assignments, and all students are required to participate in outdoor activity for a minimum of four hours per week. Availability of specific job descriptions listed below will depend upon the institutional needs and teaching staff.