November 19, 2018
The Dassault Systèmes US Foundation announced its support for Workshops for Warriors, a school that prepares veterans and transitioning service members for careers in advanced manufacturing. Through the support of a grant from the US Foundation, 81 veterans have graduated or enrolled in STEM certification programs.
Workshops for Warriors solves two systemic issues: a gap in advanced manufacturing talent and the need to ensure service members and veterans a successful transition into an upwardly mobile civilian career. The organization trains, certifies and places veterans into high-paying entry-level jobs in four months.
“As we continue to grow, it’s essential that our students train on the best equipment and are exposed to employment and training opportunities with leaders in the industry,” says Hernán Luis y Prado, CEO and founder of Workshops for Warriors. “This partnership illustrates the Dassault Systèmes US Foundation’s commitment to supporting veterans in transition and strengthening the manufacturing sector in America.”
The program provides veterans with extensive hands-on training on state-of-the-art equipment to gain employment in their chosen field. Students have become welders, machinists, mill and lathe operators, parts designers and programmers.
“The Dassault Systèmes US Foundation is proud to sponsor a program supporting transitioning service members and veterans in the United States,” says Al Bunshaft, president, Dassault Systèmes US Foundation. “Achieving a sustainable social inclusion of workers is critical to meet the advanced manufacturing needs of US companies. The Dassault Systèmes US Foundation, by supporting projects using virtual environments with a focus on engineering disciplines, will improve educational techniques to meet tomorrow’s worker needs and improve employability of students of all ages.”
Workshops for Warriors Advanced Manufacturing Training Program for Young Veterans aligns with the mission of the Dassault Systèmes US Foundation by inspiring veterans in science and engineering and providing them with the education, skills and certifications to become employed in the advanced manufacturing industry.
Sources: Press materials received from the company.
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