Student Stories

“Workshops for Warriors is a great school run by an amazing, knowledgeable staff. Do whatever you can to attend as it will change your life.” — Claudia L., Navy Veteran, Spring 2019 Graduate

As a Machinist Mate in the Navy, Claudia spent four years maintaining fire control systems aboard a destroyer. The open sea was a drastic contrast to civilian life in her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico. Claudia dreamed of someday opening and owning her own fabrication company, building things that help make people’s lives better.

As Claudia was getting closer to her end of military service, she became anxious and stressed about her next steps. Workshops for Warriors helped by teaching Claudia a trade, showing her how to craft an effective resume and helping in her job search. Claudia excelled in the welding program at Workshops for Warriors, earning seven nationally recognized certifications in shielded metal, gas metal and flux core arc welding. She is now working as an independent contractor.

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