James Madison Academic Campus (JMAC) 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.
"In order to be great at reaching my goals I have to show courage, passion, and perseverance which are all traits I identified while being in the GPSEd program."
"I will always put my all into everything I do in order to reach my goals in life. GPSEd taught me how."
"I could have been dead or in jail but the GPSEd program helped me mature and grow into a talented capable young man."
"I believe my experiences in the GPSEd program will help me reach my future goals. While in the program, I was taught the importance of community service and teambuilding."
Midwest Renovations LLC
"I’m glad I joined the GPSEd program. It was a great decision for me and my future. They’ve helped me get certifications that’ll be useful for employers and my future career as an engineer. I thank all of my teachers for being there for me and making my last year a joy ride!"
"GPSEd has taught me so many lessons that I will need in the future. I've gained the support that I needed. My instructors pushed me to go harder for what I wanted. All the things they taught me I will need for a lifetime. My next major goal of success will be becoming a nurse or an anesthesiologist."
Glendale Machining Inc.
"The most important lesson I've learned while enrolled in the GPSEd program was that the business world is about being around other positive people that influence me to do my best and encourage me to be great. One thing I know to be true is that hard work will always outweigh talent."
"My experience in the GPSEd program has been great. I learned that you reap what you sow. Hard work and dedication would get you to where you want to go. I’ve been driven to work as hard as I can with the encouragement of my teachers."
"Because of my experience in the GPSEd program, I'm different from the next applicant. I have manufacturing certifications that I've gained while being in the program."
"GPSEd has taught me how to build relationships and have empathy for others. While in the program, I've learned I can do anything if I put my mind in it and be patient."