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2018 GPS students celebrate success
GPS has announced its spring 2018 graduates. Nearly 100 students will participate in the
MILWAUKEE,WI- June 7, 2018- The 2018 senior class of GPS Education Partners are participating in a graduation commencement ceremony June 5 at Lambeau Field and June 7 at Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. A total of 95 students will celebrate success with the organization. Students who participate in the program have the opportunity to not only receive their High School diploma but also a Youth Apprenticeship Certificate, MSSC Certified Production Technician Certificate along with life skills and postsecondary credit.
In summary, GPS Education Partners connects the manufacturing industry and education by implementing workforce solutions that change the lives of high school juniors and seniors. GPS has become Wisconsin’s leader in fostering both workforce development and transformative education. Thanks to strategic partnerships with local manufacturing companies, the partnerships provide students with opportunities to develop their employability, character and leadership skills in real-time work environments with significant mentoring. Furthermore, students benefit from individualized academic and training plans that evolve as needed throughout their time at GPS. The blended learning features online curriculums as well as one-on-one instruction and coaching.
These seniors have experienced two to three years in their High School before entering the GPS Education Partners program, spending part of the day in the classroom and the other part learning hands-on at a business. After graduation, the majority of the graduating class will pursue technical careers with others receiving full-time employment, some going on to higher education and even a few who will go into the United States Armed Forces to serve our country.
About GPS Education Partners
GPS is a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) and the only manufacturing-specific, statewide Department of Workforce Development Youth Apprenticeship Program in Wisconsin. Our community-based education model sets us apart, and is the catalyst to building strategic partnerships with education, business and community entities. These partnerships enable us to accelerate student preparation in technical careers through powerful, credentialed work-based learning solutions.