Allis Roller Education Center
The Class of 2023 student speeches shares stories of gratitude for mentors, instructors, and others who have helped them along their journey. Click this icon “▶️” next to the students’ names to hear their stories.
"Because of GPS Ed, I now know what to expect from a job and what that job will expect from me."
"GPS Ed has not only helped me it has helped every company the students choose to work for because it gives the world a whole new group of people that have an understanding of the trades."
"I will always remember how kind and caring my mentors were toward me."
ITU AbsorbTech Inc.
"My mentors at ITU have been very welcoming and made me feel like part of the team."
Black Tie Auto
"Through GPS Ed I have been able to pursue a career in a field I love. I am working my dream job in an industry I have always been interested in."
"I formed relationships with my mentors that helped me become more outgoing with different age groups that I didn't get to usually converse with."
"When I first started GPS Ed I didn't want to do any job in manufacturing, but GPS Ed showed me what it entails and now I have a job in manufacturing that I love."
"GPS Ed was different because it’s on you. If you don’t get it done, you don’t get work time, if you don’t finish the work, you don’t get a raise. It’s like real life."
"I'm most proud of when I was able to learn under pressure. It was challenging because I had to adapt to and overcome that to be able to get where I am now."
"My mentors at work showed me the ropes and patiently watched me grow and succeed in the skill."
"I am most proud of passing all of my welding tests within the first 2 months of starting my apprenticeship."
"I was able to create tight bonds with my classmates. We started off as strangers and now I believe we will be lifelong friends."
"The work experience and life skills I have gained from being in GPS Ed have really helped me out a lot with maturing and growing as I pursue a career in the military."
"The achievement that I am most proud of is getting to learn all sorts of new things that interest me and that I will use in my everyday life."
"Ever since I joined GPS Ed I have had nothing but opportunities to prepare myself for adulthood and to find out which careers paths were for me."
"My experience at GPS Ed was definitely a benefit for me and my future. I believe that it matured me more and helped me learn real-world skills."
"Through GPS Ed I have gained a stronger work ethic and willingness to learn."
Coello & Associates
"GPS Ed gave me new knowledge and experience in the business world. I learned how to work on a live job site and how real the experience is."