April 6, 2023
Congratulations to Greg, Matt, Benny, Jack, Cedric, and Raechel for their graduations from the April Veteran Welding Training class!!! Cedric and Raechel shared their experiences below.
WWFS’s Veterans Welding Training Program provides veterans with a unique opportunity to learn welding skills that can be applied in various industrial settings. The program offers hands-on instruction on how to use different types of welding tools and techniques, as well as safety protocols associated with working with these materials. Additionally, participants are taught about job placement opportunities available within these industries upon completion of the program. The program allows veterans to get certified while also preparing them for potential career paths they could pursue after obtaining their certifications.
The success of this program has been largely due to its collaborative efforts between UAW, Ford Motor Company, and Wounded Warriors Family Support. All three organizations have worked together diligently towards providing veterans with the proper training and support throughout their journey into becoming certified welders.
You can learn more about and apply for the Welding Training Program by visiting wwfs.org/veteran-welding-training-program.
United Automobile Workers & Ford Motor Company are leaders in developing a broad range of approaches to worker involvement and labor-management cooperation. These efforts, which have expanded and deepened over the years, have helped transform the Company in many ways. They have helped Ford plants gain recognition for being among the most productive in the world, and they have contributed to increased market share, improved economic performance, and enhanced employee development and work satisfaction.
The Ford and UAW joint initiatives are national and local. At both levels, they address matters of common concern in areas such as product quality, education, and development, employee involvement, team structures, work technical skills redesign, health and safety, ergonomics, employee assistance, apprenticeship, and labor-management studies. Learn more about UAW-Ford at uawford.org.
Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured, or killed during combat operations. This organization is run by combat veterans for combat veterans. Rated a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, Wounded Warriors Family Support aids veterans and their families in healing the wounds that medicine cannot.