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As a veteran or active duty military member transitioning out of service, you may be wondering what’s next. Workshops for Warriors is here for you.

You gained valuable skills, experience, and dedication in the military, but you need training in a high-demand field to take your career to the next level. That’s where Workshops for Warriors comes in.

After just 16 weeks of accelerated training at Workshops for Warriors, you will earn nationally recognized credentials in welding or CNC machining that open doors to careers across the United States. Our graduates are working in every state of the nation. WFW has a 94% employment rate. Average starting salary $60,000.

By enrolling in Workshops for Warriors’ training program, you’ll gain valuable skills and industry-recognized credentials that will set you apart in the job market. WFW graduates have gone on to work for top manufacturing companies across the country and have been able to provide for themselves and their families with well-paying jobs.

We are located in San Diego, CA, where you will train in-person on state-of-the-art equipment with military veteran instructors.

The enrollment process for Workshops for Warriors is simple. Keep scrolling to learn what it takes to get started.

Enrollment Requirements

Workshops for Warriors’ welding and CNC machining training programs run for an accelerated 16 weeks, and we offer three semesters per year.

General enrollment requirements are as follows:

The student must pay all applicable fees, as per the current published fee schedule, at the time of the signing or entering into an enrollment contract or make other arrangements acceptable to the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).
A high school degree, GED, or a copy of a DD214 form is required.

Your Advanced Manufacturing Career Starts Here

Get in touch with us today! We will help you through the entire enrollment process.

Steps to Enroll

Enrolling at Workshops for Warriors takes 4 easy steps:


Complete the online application (request a hard copy here).


Attend orientation at Workshops for Warriors.


Submit 1) a copy of a state-issued ID card, driver’s license or passport; 2) a copy of high school diploma, GED, or if a veteran, a copy of DD214 form (member-4)


Obtain the required safety equipment for your program. See our course catalog for a list.

Our Training & Certification Programs

Workshops for Warriors provides accelerated 16-week training programs in CNC machining and welding. Intermediate and advanced programs are available for eligible students. All WFW students earn nationally-recognized credentials in their chosen field and have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with top employers from across the United States. Click here to learn about WFW programs.





Financial, Housing & Other Resources

There are several ways to pay for tuition at Workshops for Warriors! Military veterans and their dependents may qualify for veteran benefits. If you are active duty and transitioning out of the military, Workshops for Warriors is a DoD SkillBridge eligible program. Click on the boxes below for more information about available resources. 

Post-9/11 GI Bill®

The Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill helps veterans and their families pay for post-secondary education.

Workshops for Warriors is a GI Bill eligible program. If you or your parent has served in the military, you may be eligible for veteran benefits. To check your GI Bill eligibility status, visit the Veterans Affairs website here.

Apply for GI Bill here

Montgomery GI Bill

Workshops for Warriors accepts the Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) and Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR). For more information and to see if you are eligible, click here.

Veteran Readiness and Employment

Veterans and active duty service members may be eligible for support services through the VA’s Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment program. For details, visit benefits.va.gov/vocrehab.

Interested veterans and transitioning service members can call Workshops for Warriors to explore available benefits options at (619) 550-1620.

Dependents' Education Assistance (DEA)

Workshops for Warriors accepts Dependents’ Education Assistance (Chapter 35) benefits from the VA. If you are a dependent spouse or child—or the surviving spouse or child—of a Veteran, you may qualify for Chapter 35 benefits or job training through a GI Bill program. Click here to learn more and to find out if you are eligible. 

WFW Scholarships

Scholarship Application Deadlines

19 Scholarships Available Per Semester
  • July 12, 2024
    Fall 2024 Semester

Thanks to the generosity of private donors and our corporate partners, tuition scholarships are available for qualified veterans and transitioning service members to become trained and certified in our advanced manufacturing programs.

Want more info about WFW scholarships? Request info here or call (619) 550-1620.

Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Scholarship

Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs offers scholarships up to $3,500 to students pursuing careers training in manufacturing. There are two steps to apply: 1) Answer a two-question application and 2) provide a copy of your high school or college transcript.

Click here to apply

Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan®

Workshops for Warriors students are eligible for the Smart Option Student Loan®.

Students can learn more and apply at www.salliemae.com/student-loans

The Bridge For Education

Sentinels of Freedom’s Bridge For Education helps fill the gaps GI Bill payments do not cover. Workshops for Warriors students are eligible to apply.

Click here for more information.

Lodging & Housing

Workshops for Warriors is located in San Diego, CA. If commuting to our school is not feasible but you would still like to train with us, give our admissions team a call to discuss housing options at (619) 550-1620.

Veterans: How Post-9/11 GI Bill Tuition Works

Visit benefits.va.gov to check your Post-9/11 GI Bill status.

Other Policies

View policies for recognizing credit from third-party institutions, students’ right to cancel, and refunds here.

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2970 Main Street
San Diego, CA 92113


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Workshops for Warriors, Inc. is applying to become a candidate for accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Persons wishing to make comments should either write to the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit comments on the Council’s website (www.council.org). Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses.

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Workshops for Warriors admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.