Workshops for Warriors Graduates 43

Workshops for Warriors honored 43 veterans, wounded warriors, and transitioning service members at its summer graduation in August.



Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training and nationally recognized certification, held its summer graduation at its Barrio Logan-based educational facility in August.

The school honored its 43 graduates with a ceremony that included remarks by Workshops for Warriors’ Founder and CEO, Hernán Luis y Prado, two student speakers and comments by guest speaker, John Jones, Marine Corps Veteran and Development Officer for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

“The ceremony was exceptionally memorable for a few reasons. First, Alex Funk became the school’s first veteran to receive all 25 possible welding credentials. This is a significant accomplishment and really speaks to his drive and passion for the industry. These honors allow graduates to immediately integrate into large and small manufacturing organizations throughout the United States,” says Hernàn Luis y Prado. “In addition, my longtime friend, John Jones, who was my inspiration behind starting the school, provided an unforgettable speech. It was without a doubt a special day to recognize the graduates’ hard work as they transition into a thriving industry.”ach semester runs 16 weeks and offers students credentials from top industry organizations such as the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Mastercam University (computer-aided manufacturing), SolidWorks (computer-aided design) and the American Welding Society.