Northern Virginia Technology Council | Events | VEI VETWORKING Event


May 17, 2018

5:00 p.m. Program

MITRE Corporation
7525 Colshire Drive, MITRE 1
McLean, VA

Transitioning from the military to a civilian career is a real challenge, which is why mentoring and community support is crucial to the success of any Veteran hiring effort.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council's Veteran Employment Initiative VETWORKING program provides transitioning military members, Veterans including student Veterans, Guard and Reserve and their spouses with a free career transition education and personal growth experience necessary to succeed in gaining civilian employment.

VETWORKING is a professional development program combining elements of networking and mentoring and connects the jobseeker with a support team. Through small group interactions, VETWORKING facilitates the development of career search skills, building of professional networks and empowerment through the support of fellow job seekers and professional mentors. VETWORKING takes a deeper dive into the career transition space than the military's TAP and over 100 military members, Veterans and their spouses have benefitted from this experience.

The program is broken down into two sessions of three hours each on the Thursday evenings of 17 & 24 May at the MITRE Corporation. The start time for each session is 5 pm and dinner is provided. There is a maximum of 25 Veterans per cohort and once signed up you must commit to attending both sessions. The course content consists of: