Become a School Partner
Be an Educational Pioneer for the New Economy
GPS forms strategic partnerships with high schools/school districts like yours to provide immersive, work-based learning to juniors and seniors. Because our innovative education model is grounded in an immersive learning environment, and aligned to business, industry and postsecondary standards, high schools recommend students to the program who are interested in hands-on learning, STEM, and/or a technical field of study.
The partnership we form with your school, as well as businesses, provides technical career pathways for students after high school, leading to family-supporting careers.
High schools and school districts directly benefit from the partnership by providing an alternative solution to students with different learning needs, and by helping to increase graduation ratios and work-readiness rates in local communities. Further, schools can offer an innovative, blended CTE program that they may not be equipped with.
Students have the opportunity to earn stackable credentials composed of the Youth Apprenticeship Certification and MSSC (Manufacturing Standard Skills Council) Certifications. Business partners state that earning MSSC certifications place GPS students at the top of the candidate list for full-time positions.
Our success is your success.
GPS students find purpose in their learning. They develop career skills and confidence in acareer pathway while navigating their secondary and postsecondary education. – Dr. Pat Deklotz, Kettle Moraine School District Superintendent
Technical Schools: Here Comes the Flood
GPS helps students in our advanced manufacturing pathway transition to technical college. As our number of graduates increases, we’re constantly on the lookout to strategically partner with quality tech schools. Our program emphasizes continued education at technical college as an opportunity for students to advance their careers and to secure high-demand, skilled roles in manufacturing.
You’ll build strong enrollment networks with employers in the technical market, creating a large, new pipeline of highly-engaged students prepared to meet the challenges in these fields. Our students represent the next generation of tech school enrollees – vetted, experienced and possessing industry certifications that demonstrate their career-oriented trajectory.
Harvard University predicts only 33 percent of jobs will require a 4-year degree, while 57 percent will require training at the credentialed or associate degree level by the year 2018. GPS will be a driving force in connecting a new generation of specially-trained students with tech schools to help close the growing employment gap.