We stand as a formidable nonprofit, driven by a diverse leadership that includes not only Latinas and Latinos but a rich tapestry of talent. Our mission, initially centered on welding, has evolved since the incorporation of Project Azul. We now offer not just welding opportunities but have expanded to provide diverse manufacturing classes. Our commitment extends beyond empowering women to support all adults, youth, and marginalized communities, transcending language barriers to transform lives and bring about lasting change. Together, we forge a powerful legacy, breaking boundaries and offering a spectrum of educational opportunities for our community.


Founded by Guatemalan-born artist and welder Consuelo Lockhart, who aims to empower underserved communities, in the white male-dominated field of welding. The Guild provides equal access and education to support low to moderate-income adults and youth in skilled trades and industry certifications.