Menasha Packaging 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.
Muza Metal Products
"In GPS Ed, I have gained a lot of work experience and learned how to be part of a team."
"My experience in GPS Ed has taught me many things such as discipline and responsibility; things that I will continue to use in my day to day life."
"I had a few rough spots at the beginning of my work program because of my performance, but I made the necessary changes for myself, and have been working at the same job for most of my senior year."
Atlas Tag and Label
"My advice to future GPS Ed students: Don't give up. Even if life feels suffocating, you have to keep going and get through it and it will get better. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel."
Van Zeeland Manufacturing
"I have learned a lot about life, myself, the business world, what it takes to work and keep a job. I have learned that I can accomplish something when I put my mind to it."
"This program helped me find the job I have to this day and learn important manufacturing skills and practices - things such as quality, safety, responsibility, and problem solving."
Omni Glass & Paint
"I've gained a completely new level of understanding of what real work experience feels like and the motivation you need to be able to get up everyday and do it all over again."
"GPS Ed has taught me better communication, listening, and teamwork skills that help me everywhere I go."
"One of the things I like best about GPS Ed is my schedule. I now have time for school, work, and the time to do the things I love, as well as make the money I need for after school."
"The GPS Ed program gave me hope that I could graduate on time. My experiences in the jobs I've had showed me that I would really like to go to school to be a welder."
"While at GPS Ed,the most important lesson I learned was, “I can do whatever I want as long as I believe in myself” although everyone has probably heard that before, I'm able to say I believe it's true."
"The GPS Ed program has better prepared me for the real world by giving me experience in jobs that will provide me with knowledge of what the real world is like, and giving me guidance and feedback."
"My teachers and mentors helped me get closer to my goal for my career and helped me learn what I like in a job. I will never forget my experience at GPS Ed, and I am excited to see what the future holds."
"While in GPS Ed I learned how important your attendance was as well as getting along with people. GPS Ed was my knight in shining armor; it taught me how to manage my time and responsibilities with schoolwork, social life, and my job."
"Before GPS Ed, I struggled so much trying to go to class, turn in assignments, and my attendance kept getting worse. GPS Ed gave me a brand new start."
"Never say you can’t do something because there is no such thing as limits when it comes to your mind. I am excited to gain my independence, but I will always remember the help I got along the way."
"I wanted to do better than my last year at my home high school. In fact, I am doing a lot better than I did last year. I am more self confident and taking initiative to ask for help when I need it."
Performance Machine & MFG
"With everything we have learned here at the program I feel that no matter where I go or what job I get, I now know how important each individual is to that work environment."
"This program has taught me to be more responsible towards school and work. It helped me to be better and more disciplined."
North Graduation Ceremony Photos
Thank you to all who were able to join us at our north graduation ceremony. It was an amazing night with so many smiles, laughs, happy tears and great stories shared. Congratulations to our seniors at our Menasha Packaging Education Center! We are so proud and know you will do great things. Below are some photos we were able to capture during the night for you to view and save for your memories.
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