MPE Inc. 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.
"I am so grateful to get a job in high school and then find a company that I want to work for after graduation. I am very excited to work full time at MPE and build my career there."
"Thanks to GPS Ed for giving me work experience and helping me graduate. I like learning about things you really need in life like financial literacy and GPS Ed has really helped me with that."
"GPS Ed staff has motivated me more to pursue my career goals. Now I have a clear vision for my future and can take action on my plan."
"GPS Ed has been a great opportunity to get work experience and put money in my pocket. I have learned a lot about the trades at Marking Services Incorporated that will help me in with my career in the US Air Force."
"The GPS Ed Program has helped me mature a lot and make consistently good decisions. Working at KG Stevens has improved my work ethic and helped my desire to WANT to work."
"GPS Ed impacted me socially in a very positive way. It has helped me build my social skills so I can be successful in the workplace. I really appreciate it that GPS Ed gave me more options for what I want to pursue after gradution."
"I especially appreciate that GPS Ed pushed me out of my comfort zone. Stay uncomfortable because being comfortable makes you weak."
"I really value my work experience so that I can continue working after high school. I appreciated that I could work ahead on my assignments and earn full work days."
"GPS Ed has allowed me to overcome social obstacles and forced me to become a better person."
"GPS Ed really made me realize the importance of coming to class and work everyday on time. It also helped me become more social."
"The GPS Ed program has helped me get job experience before I would have to do it on my own. I really appreciate the support and coaching I received from the GPS Ed staff to be successful in the work world."
Paper Machinery Corporation
"I appreciate everybody that has helped me with the journey so far. I will use the skills that I have learned this past year to build a strong career."
"GPS Ed has made it easier for me to accomplish my goals. I am so excited to stay at MPE after graduation and get more training in welding and CNC operation to build my career."
Capitol Stampings Corporation
"It was so important for me to learn about how to be successful in the working world at a young age. I feel more confident entering the working world after graduation."
"I am thankful to get work experience so that I am fully ready to get a job after graduation and start building my career."
Western Building Products
"GPS Ed made me come to school everyday and it made me want to come to school and work everyday. I fully realize the importance of consistent attendance now. "