46 Veterans, Wounded Warriors Graduate from Workshops for Warriors

A total of 46 graduates were honored, enabling them to immediately integrate into large and small manufacturing organizations throughout the U.S., and two were acknowledged for achieving 14 certificates during the semester.

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification and job placement, held its spring graduation at its educational facility last month.

A total of 46 graduates were honored, enabling them to immediately integrate into large and small manufacturing organizations throughout the U.S., and two were acknowledged for achieving 14 certificates during the semester. 

“We’re extremely proud of these men and women not for only what they did to serve our country, but for having the passion, drive and dedication to move forward and obtain the education needed to pursue a new career in the manufacturing space,” says Hernàn Luis y Prado, founder of Workshops for Warriors. “The graduation was extra special because we had two veterans, Ryan San Vicente and Erik Davies, who both obtained 14 certificates. That is a remarkable accomplishment.”

The event included a Marine Color Guard, remarks by Workshops for Warriors Founder Hernán Luis y Prado, three student speakers and comments by guest speaker Meghan West, president of CNC Software Inc., developer of Mastercam.

Each 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 (CAD) and the American Welding Society.