Wells Fargo Awards Workshops for Warriors $75,000 Grant

Grant to support workforce development program for veterans.

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification and career coaching, received a $75,000 grant from Wells Fargo.

“We’re extremely grateful to Wells Fargo for their commitment to social responsibility and for selecting our organization as a grant recipient. These funds are vital to our being able to provide training to veterans seeking to make a better life for themselves,” says Hernàn Luis y Prado, founder of Workshop for Warriors. “It’s an honor that we were given the largest grant to date, and we’re thrilled to have such a reputable company supporting our efforts.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data released in June 2015, California currently has the highest levels of veteran unemployment. In 16 months, Workshops for Warriors' graduates earn the credentials they need to gain viable employment. 

“Workshops for Warriors’ veterans are living proof that when you get proper training and support, a transition into civilian life can be successful,” says Brian Lee, North San Diego Area Bank president. “At Wells Fargo, we believe we can only be successful if the communities in which we do business also succeed. We are proud to support Workshops for Warriors and all of their efforts to help veterans gain a better quality of life.”