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Deploying The Next Greatest Generation to Save and Rebuild U.S. Manufacturing

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Hernán Luis y Prado
Founder/ CEO, Workshops for Warriors

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Due to a staggering lack of vision, America is rapidly falling behind in its ability to innovate and compete globally. There are currently more than half a million unfilled jobs in the advanced manufacturing industry. By 2028, due to a lack of a skilled workforce, there is a risk of 2.4 million advanced manufacturing positions going unfilled. If that happens, the persistent skills shortage will jeopardize $2.5 trillion in economic output. That’s why we must train veterans for a new fight, a fight to save America’s economy, establish a self-sufficiency model, and rebuild resiliency.

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Hernán Luis y Prado Headshot

Hernán Luis y Prado

Founder/ CEO, Workshops for Warriors

Hernán Luis y Prado is the founder of Workshops for Warriors, a non-profit organization that provides transitioning service members and veterans with accelerated advanced manufacturing training, certification, and job placements. Previously, he served in the United States Navy for 15 years as a Hospital Corpsman and then as a Surface Warfare Officer, serving three combat tours of duty In Iraq and Afghanistan. Further, Hernán is recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for WFW’s extensive efforts and notable achievements in helping veterans successfully transition from the military into advanced manufacturing careers.