OCCUPATION

How I pay for my Ministry and Amateur Radio Habits!

School Bus Driver

I have been driving a school bus, both full time and part time for the Highlands County School Board since 2006.

Darrell Davis KT4WX standing by bus number 176

Picture of Darrell Davis KT4WX standing by Highlands County school bus number of 176 in 2009.

Heartland Technologies – Part Time Business

 I operate a part time computer repair and basic website design business called Heartland Technologies since 2006.   These jobs support my ministry and amateur radio habits 🙂

Occupations in the Past

  • Family Construction Business:  June 1985 – July 1994
  • Florida Electronics – Electronic Technician – Lakeland, FL:  Late 1994.
  • Chemical Containers – Technician – Lake Wales, FL:  January 1995 – April 1997.
  • SunPure Ltd. – Head of Security – Avon Park, FL:  August 1997 – August 1999.
  • Florida Institute of Neurologic Rehabilitation  – Computer Lab – Wauchula, FL:  September 1999 – February 2002.
  • School Bus Driver – Jauary 2004 – Present.
    • Hardee County School Board:  January 2004 – March 2004.
    • East Coast Migrant Head Start Project:  March 2004 – June 2004.
    • Alachua County School Board:  August 2004 – June 2006.
    • Highlands County School Board:  August 2006 – Present.
  • Classie Transportation – Community Transport Driver  – Avon Park, FL:  June 2011 – June 2015.

Education:

PRIMARY EDUCATION

  • Lake Wales Christian School:  1976 – 1984
  • Temple Christian School:  1984 – 1985
  • Lake Wales Senior High:  1985 – 1987

VOCATIONAL AND COLLEGE

  • Traviss Vocational Technical Center:  1987 – 1989
  • South Florida State College:  2007-2019.

In 2007, after being out of school for many years, I enrolled at South Florida State College as a part time student to earn my Associate of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology.  After 12 years of taking one or two classes a semester, I finally graduated from South Florida State College on May 7, 2019.