Ford Supporting Advanced Manufacturing Training for Veterans and Women Warriors at Workshops for Warriors
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San Diego – November 1, 2023 – The Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with San Diego non-profit, Workshops for Warriors (wfw.org) announced today a special scholarship support grant. Ford has provided leadership support to WFW since 2016 and their most recent grant is specifically focused upon empowering women veterans in the American manufacturing workforce.
Workshops for Warriors offers accelerated advanced manufacturing training that equips veterans with the skills they need to thrive in the manufacturing industry. In just four months, students undergo intensive training, earning nationally recognized certifications along the way. The impact of this program cannot be overstated; it bridges the trade skills gap of more than 800,000 unfilled manufacturing jobs in America today, while providing veterans with a renewed sense of purpose and direction.
To date, Workshops for Warriors has graduated 1,163 students, each armed with the knowledge and skills required to excel in advanced manufacturing careers. These graduates are making a difference across the nation working in every state, with 13,552 nationally-recognized manufacturing credentials earned collectively. Ninety-four percent of WFW graduates get jobs. Average starting salaries are $60,000 per year.
“With a focus on empowering women, Ford is graciously supporting our efforts with dedicated scholarships. We thank them for their critical support of our programs,” said Workshops for Warriors Founder & CEO Hernán Luis y Prado.
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