Hernán Luis y Prado is the founder and president of Workshops for Warriors, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit school founded in 2008. The mission of Workshops for Warriors is to provide quality training that enables veterans, transitioning service members, and other students to be successfully trained and placed in their chosen advanced manufacturing career field. Students earn third party nationally-recognized credentials in CNC machining and welding. In addition, Workshops for Warriors offers a solution to the manufacturing skills gap crisis by “rebuilding American manufacturing, one veteran at a time.” Hernán saw three combat tours of duty In Iraq and Afghanistan and is a graduate of the Navy Surface Warfare Officer School, where he completed the Chief Engineering Officer and Combat Systems Officer curricula. Hernán makes his home in San Diego with his wife Rachel and two beautiful daughters. An accomplished businessman and civic leader, Hernán was recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for Workshops for Warriors’ extensive efforts and notable achievements in helping veterans successfully transition from the military into advanced manufacturing careers.