Generac Power Systems Education Center
“I value hard work, leadership, and teamwork. I know when I start working it's going to be hard adapting to a new job, but I will persevere and hard work will become second nature.”
"I have the knowledge of how to successfully apply for a job and I also feel more confident knowing what to do and wear in an interview."
Prairie Transport Inc.
"GPSEd has prepared me for my future by giving me real world opportunities. I feel like now I'm a couple steps ahead of other students because I have much more work experience and have built a resume and have many more connections with other business partners."
"I have realized that there are many benefits to advocating for oneself, especially when it comes to challenges. Life will always consist of barriers but I have learned the importance of communication whether it be in school or out on the job."
"The most important lessons I've learned about the business world are that you cannot slack and that things need to be done in a timely manner."
"GPSEd changed my life all around. It was where I was excited to go to school and never wanted to miss a day. I loved being able to go to work for half the day and class for the other half."
"My biggest success in the program was learning to put myself up to the challenge and finishing out strong."
"My skills coach wasn’t only a good work teacher, he was a good life teacher. He showed me how sometimes life throws you a few curve balls, the best thing to do is pick your stuff up and keep going."
Absolute Marble and Granite
"The most important lesson I’ve learned about myself is that if I really apply myself and pay attention I can learn new things."
"Some important skills I can take away from the GPSEd program would be that I am able to work with adults, communicate with others while working, and leave each day with a great sense of accomplishment from finishing work and classwork."
"The most important thing that I have learned this year is how important it is to be dependable at work. I realized that I am a valued employee and my presence at work helps out my department a lot."
"Just because I make a mistake, I am not a failure. Giving up is not okay and I need to continue to push myself through the difficult times."
"My biggest take away from senior year is that I'm capable of more than I thought."
"The experiences I have had in this program have taught me work ethic, respect, hard work, and yes how to shake someone's hand!"