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Craig, Navy Veteran, Machining Graduate

Craig, Navy Veteran, Machining Graduate

Craig, Navy Veteran, Machining Graduate “I honestly wouldn’t have made it without Workshops for Warriors. They helped me get on my feet again.” Craig Molina was raised in North Carolina on a Cherokee Indian Reservation with his adoptive Cherokee family. “I had a very...
Jedediah, Navy Veteran, Machining Graduate

Jedediah, Navy Veteran, Machining Graduate

Jedediah, Navy Veteran, Machining Graduate “Workshops for Warriors hasn’t just been a game-changer for me. It’s been a life-changer.” Jedediah Maldonado was eight-years-old when he moved with his mother, father (a Marine Corps veteran), and five siblings from Hawaii...
Alicia, Navy Veteran, Welding Graduate

Alicia, Navy Veteran, Welding Graduate

Alicia, Navy Veteran, Welding Graduate “I definitely made the right decision to come to Workshops for Warriors. I’m learning the proper way to do the job. It was a really great experience.” Growing up in Salt Lake City, Alicia felt “boxed in.” “I didn’t know what I...
Joe, Marine Corps Veteran, Machining Graduate

Joe, Marine Corps Veteran, Machining Graduate

Joe, Marine Corps Veteran, Machining Graduate “At Workshops for Warriors, I get a shot at getting a job right out of school. That was a key motivating factor in coming here, along with learning valuable skills. Also, there’s a manufacturing shortage in our country....
Ruffo, Army Veteran, Machining Graduate

Ruffo, Army Veteran, Machining Graduate

Ruffo, Army Veteran, Machining Graduate “It doesn’t matter what your background is. We all connected. Workshops for Warriors is a community.” After graduating high school in his hometown of North Carolina, Ruffo didn’t know what he wanted to do next. “Nobody in my...
Keith, Navy Veteran, Welding I & II Graduate

Keith, Navy Veteran, Welding I & II Graduate

Keith, Navy Veteran, Welding I & II Graduate “Regardless of the branch we served in, all of the students and staff here are of the same mindset. We are all helping each other.” One of three siblings who grew up in southeast Texas, Keith knew he wanted to join the...