San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
At a recent Open House held at their San Diego industrial training center, Workshops for Warriors hosted an audience comprised of business, community, and organization leaders who gathered from around the country.
They were there to pay their respects to Workshops’ founder, Hernan Luis y Prado, a former U.S. Naval officer, and to tour the facility, located across from the San Diego Naval Base. The center, which offers industrial manufacturing classes free of charge to U.S. service veterans, was established by Luis y Prado a few years ago in a 7,500 square foot facility, has grown to its current 28,000 square feet, and boasts enough CAD/CAM training stations and CNC machine tools to rival most technical schools.
Workshops for Warriors is a 501 3(3) nonprofit and trains, certifies, and places veterans into manufacturing careers at no cost to the veteran. Eight-week courses leading to certification in machining, fabrication, and welding provide each veteran with an opportunity to gain practical work experience in a real-world environment. With no federal, state, or municipal funding, Workshops for Warriors depends on the support of many of the country’s industrial manufacturers for the equipment and financial support they need for viable capabilities and growth. Representatives from CNC Software Inc. (Mastercam CAD/CAM software) and Haas Automation (CNC machine tools) were among those supporters on hand to display the center’s systems and equipment during the Open House.
“Over 70 of our veterans have earned 157 certificates and have been placed in manufacturing companies. We enjoy a 100% success and placement rate,” said Luis y Prado. “Once our full funding target is reached, we will be able to graduate more than 950 veterans each year.”
For more information, or to find out how you can help, please contact Amy Catalino at Workshops for Warriors, 619-550-1620, or email her at amy(at)workshopsforwarriors(dot)org
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