Workshops for Warriors Graduate and Instructor Shares How the Organization Changed His Life

Charity Name
Workshops for Warriors

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CFC Number
84418

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[Video] Workshops for Warriors (WFW) logo appears on white background
[Audio] Upbeat background music ever-present

[Video: Scott Leoncini, wearing WFW uniform, stands in classroom with computer monitors behind him. Footage of WFW exterior, welding and machining students appear on-screen periodically while Scott talks.]

[Audio: Scott Voiceover] Hi, my name is Scott Leoncini. I’m a machining instructor here at Workshops for Warriors. I got out of the Marine Corps in 2009 after serving two tours in Iraq as a combat engineer.

My buddy told me about Workshops for Warriors and how it was giving him career skills in welding, and he talked about a machining program. I showed up and I had no idea what was in store for me. They asked me to be a teaching assistant after my first semester. And I’ve been teaching here for almost five years.

I love teaching veterans and helping them transition so they don’t have to go through the five years of, “What am I going to do with my life?” And it’s just incredible to be able to do that for these guys.

[Audio: Scott voiceover stops. Background music continues]
[Video: White background with WFW logo overlay appears with text on-screen: 4-Month Programs in CNC Machining or Welding; Open to Transitioning Active Duty and Veterans; 94% Job Placement Rate; Nationally-Recognized Credentials; Approved DoD SkillBridge Program; GI Bill Eligible]