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.
Ryder Albee-Winski ▶️
"Because of GPS Ed, I now know what to expect from a job and what that job will expect from me."
Trent Carroll ▶️
"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."
Andrew Christensen ▶️
"I will always remember how kind and caring my mentors were toward me."
Bartlett Everson III ▶️
ITU AbsorbTech Inc.
"My mentors at ITU have been very welcoming and made me feel like part of the team."
Adam Ferrito ▶️
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."
Nathan Grollo ▶️
"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."
Braden Haggett ▶️
"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."
Luke Klabunde ▶️
"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."
Damien Korrison ▶️
"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."
RJ Lueker ▶️
"My mentors at work showed me the ropes and patiently watched me grow and succeed in the skill."
Cade Mangone ▶️
"I am most proud of passing all of my welding tests within the first 2 months of starting my apprenticeship."
Brady Nemoure ▶️
"I was able to create tight bonds with my classmates. We started off as strangers and now I believe we will be lifelong friends."
Ryan Nordstrom ▶️
"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."
Matthew Seidler ▶️
"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."
Gabriel Sheahan ▶️
"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."
Nicholas Strankowski ▶️
"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."
Brady Sweeney ▶️
"Through GPS Ed I have gained a stronger work ethic and willingness to learn."
Lucas Wehe ▶️
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."