Funding from JPMorgan Chase for Workshops for Warriors
Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school based in San Diego, CA, that provides veterans with free training and nationally recognized industry credentials in CAD/CAM programming, CNC machining and welding, announced that it has received a $75,000 commitment from JPMorgan Chase & Co. The funding will allow WFW to provide veterans with training in accredited STEM educational programs.
“Veterans face significant challenges as they transition back to civilian life and focus on career development,” says Hernàn Luis y Prado, founder of Workshop for Warriors. “We’re grateful to JPMorgan Chase for supporting our training program as we work to improve post-service lives. We’re helping veterans to gain the skills they need in an effort to help fill the more than 2.3 million advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States. These funds are crucial to helping us reach our goals.”
Founded in 2008, Workshops for Warriors offers classes in advanced CNC manufacturing, CAD/CAM programming, advanced welding/fabrication and machinery repair. Between 2011 and 2016, Workshops for Warriors has trained and certified 321 veterans, with 1223 nationally recognized third-party credentials. In 2015, 94 percent of program graduates obtained jobs in advanced manufacturing. The school solves two systemic economic issues: rebuilding America’s advanced-manufacturing infrastructure and providing a nationally scalable and repeatable model to train, certify and help place transitioning service members and veterans into advanced-manufacturing careers.
“We are honored to work with Workshops for Warriors as it helps veterans build a solid foundation for the future,” says Brian Page, West region head for JPMorgan Chase’s government, healthcare, higher education and not-for-profit banking group.
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