Generac Power Systems Education Center
The Class of 2021 student speeches shares stories of gratitude for mentors, instructors, and others who have helped them along their journey. Click this icon “▶️” next to the student’s names to hear their stories.
"Sometimes you have to tough it out, learn from your mistakes, and just keep moving forward."
"I learned that when things get tough you need to get tougher. While in GPSEd I learned I had to work hard every day to get the job done and get it done right."
"GPSEd has prepared me for my future by introducing me to a working environment."
"When life give you lemons, make lemonade. I have learned how to work hard to support myself independently and have gotten a jump start on my career."
"The thing I will remember about my mentor is how patient he was when he was teaching me how to become a successful worker. "
"Life is like a sandwich no matter which way you flip it, the bread comes first. I have learned that in order to be successful you have to work hard no matter what you are going to be paid and try your best in everything you do."
"I feel like I changed both as a person and an employee. GPSEd has given me a clearer idea of what I'd like to do for a living and who I want to be."
"Every morning you have two choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them. GPSEd has taught me how to follow through with all of my commitments."
"I have grown a lot as a person. I used to always get so frustrated but I have learned to manage my problems and focus on what I need to get done."
"GPSEd as a program has set me up for success and allowed me to jumpstart my career. From the certifications, to financial literacy lessons, GPSEd has shown us how to live and make it in the real world."
"One thing that I will take away is that being early to work or school is better than being on time."
"I was most proud that I was able to work in my own welding booth by myself because I realized that they trusted me to work on my own."
"I am so grateful to be earning my high school diploma and have matured into a young man that knows how to be successful in the real world."