Workshops for Warriors, a San Diego nonprofit that offers job training and placement to veterans, said Sept. 13 that it received a $1 million donation from Ariel Corp., an Ohio-based machinery manufacturer.
The nonprofit offers training for advanced manufacturing jobs to transitioning service members and veterans, including those with injuries (“wounded warriors”).
Ariel bills itself as the world’s largest manufacturer of separable reciprocating gas compressors. Energy companies use Ariel products to extract, process, transport, store and distribute natural gas.
A Workshops for Warriors alumnus who joined Ariel as a machine tool operator introduced the Ohio company to the San Diego nonprofit. Hernán Luis y Prado is CEO and founder of the nonprofit, which has so far trained and provided credentials to a total of 421 graduates. Programs are offered at no cost to the student. Program operating costs are $200,000 per month, and the nonprofit receives no state or federal funds.