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Paul, Class of 2014

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Paul Sees Workshops For Warriors’ Certifications as Passport to Successful Career

Paul is Head of Machinery for VetPowered, the social entrepreneurship machine and fabrication shop running in the Workshops for Warriors’ facility. He is a veteran of the United States Marines and alum of Workshops for Warriors.

When he was transitioning into civilian life, Paul was lucky enough to have heard about our program.

“I heard about it through another Machinist in the Marine Corps (Charlie M.). We connected through TAP (Transition Assistance Program) classes. He told me about the program then we came down to Workshops for Warriors to see what it was about. I was sold on the idea when Hernán told me what he wanted to accomplish.”

Paul now has over 30 certificates from Workshops for Warriors and receives job offers on the regular. Paul is thankful for the reliable life that the training and certification program has provided him with.

“I am now able, with confidence, to tell everyone I know that I am employable anywhere in the United States. Workshops for Warriors made the transition from the military to civilian life flawless. I am able to afford a house and start to raise a family at the age of 25 in Southern California.”

Paul received the following nationally recognized credentials:

  • 3-Axis CNC Milling Machine Setup (New Control)
  • 3-Axis CNC Milling Machine Setup (Old Control)
  • 3-Axis CNC Milling Machine Programming
  • Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid
  • Advanced Mil Design and Toolpaths X6
  • CNC Lathe Seup (New Control)
  • CNC Lathe Setup (Old Control)
  • CNC Lathe Programming
  • CNC Turning Skills II
  • Flowmaster Programming and Waterjet Operation
  • Forklift Safe Operations
  • Lathe Design and Toolpaths X6 (Associate Level)
  • Mastercam Certified Instructor
  • Mastercam Certified Testing Procedures
  • Mill Design and Toolpaths X6 (Associate Level)
  • Multiaxis X6 (Curve Drill and Circle Mill)
  • NIMS: Certificate of Special Merit
  • NIMS: CNC Milling Operator
  • NIMS: CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations
  • NIMS: CNC Turning Operations
  • NIMS: CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations
  • NIMS: Drill Press I
  • NIMS: Metalforming I
  • OSHA Outreach Training Program
  • Principles for Machining (Associate Level)
  • Principles for Machining (Certificate of Completion)
  • SOLIDWORKS Associate – Mechanical Design (CSWA)
  • Vincennes University: Mastercam Mill Multi-axis Toolpaths
  • Vincennes University: Turning Level I
  • Vincennes University Turning Level II

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