ORS Nasco Supports Workshops for Warriors’ Pride In Partnership Program

The program provides career training for U.S. military veterans.

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ORS Nasco, a leading pure wholesaler of industrial supplies, announces its support of Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school that trains, certifies, and helps place veterans, Wounded Warriors and transitioning service members into advanced manufacturing careers.

Founded in 2008 and recognized as the leader in advanced manufacturing training for veterans in the United States, Workshop for Warriors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit school that offers classes in CNC machining and welding/fabrication. The 16-week program is a nationally scalable and repeatable model that enables veterans and transitioning service members to overcome employment obstacles and enter lucrative, advanced manufacturing careers as welders and machinists. Upon completion of the classroom and hands-on training, students earn nationally-recognized credentials from top industry organizations such as the National Institute for Metalworking Skills and the American Welding Society.

“Entering as a Tier I Sponsor in our Pride In Partnership program is a progressive way for ORS Nasco to demonstrate their commitment to social responsibility and support our school,” says Lyle Palm, the dean of the welding program at Workshops for Warriors.

Pride In Partnership is Workshops for Warriors cause marketing program—a cooperative initiative that aligns brand partners with the nonprofit to increase awareness of the program, to mutual benefit in terms of social engagement and market reach.

“We are honored to support our veterans with an opportunity to learn new skills and contribute to an organization making an impact on people’s lives,” says Chris Kempa, president of ORS Nasco. “The foundation of what Workshops for Warriors does for veterans and the welding community is core to our business. We are committed to supporting the welding industry and have been for 60 years.”

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