NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative

The NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative is a new program to connect veterans to employment opportunities within Virginia's technology community.

Through this initiative, NVTC will provide tools and resources to match veterans with jobs, internships, mentorships and certifications, while also providing support to member companies in their efforts to hire, train and retain qualified veteran employees. In tandem, NVTC is collaborating with state and federal policymakers to expedite legislative and/or regulatory action that enhances companies' ability to hire and train veterans on any federal contract.

Read more about the initiative's activities and resources below or click here to download a fact sheet about the initiative.

To become involved with the initiative, click here to complete a brief survey about your company's interest or experience in hiring veterans.
To learn more about the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, please click here.

Online Community and Resource

NVTC and Monster.com have built an online community and resource that facilitates the development, hiring and training of military veterans throughout the technology community. The website includes a searchable database of jobs at NVTC member companies, a military skills translator for veterans to match their skills to jobs in the civilian environment, and educational resources and tools.

Every NVTC member company can now post FREE job listings on this site, which is being promoted to Military.com's member community of 10 million veterans and their spouses, as well as to veterans around the country through various partner organizations.

In addition, NVTC members now have access to Monster's database of more than 800,000 veteran resumes. This is an extremely valuable benefit and will be an incredible tool for recruiting veterans into our technology community.

Click here to learn more about job postings.

The NVTC Veterans Employment initiative is launching a new series of FREE webinars designed to educate Human Resources professionals, recruiters, hiring managers, CEOs and COOs on best practices in veteran hiring. During these live monthly webinars, experts from NVTC member companies as well as federal and state government agencies will provide tips and tools on specific topics related to veteran hiring, concluding with a Q&A session.*

Register today for one or all of the following webinars!

August 12 (11:30 a.m.): Interviewing Veterans - Understanding Diversity
Presented by: VetAdvisor

September 9 (11:30 a.m.): Understanding a Veteran Resume: A Case Study on Transferable Skills
Presented by: CACI

October 14 (11:30 a.m.): Retention and Maximizing the Value of Military Veterans in Your Organization
Presented by: VetAdvisor

Stay tuned for additional webinars on topics such as tax credits and incentives; tracking and reporting compliance with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; onboarding, transitioning and mentoring veteran employees; developing military affinity groups within your organization; and incorporating veteran employees into your business development strategies.

Approximately a week before a scheduled webinar, registered attendees will receive an email with login instructions for the program. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact NVTC Manager of Veterans Employment and Strategic Initiatives Rick Ferry at rferry@nvtc.org or 703-268-5145.

*Webinars will be recorded and archived for viewing.

Member Engagement and Training

Over the coming months, NVTC will be launching new events and resources promoting best practices in veteran recruitment, training and retention, to encourage member companies to create or expand their own veteran employment programs and to provide mentors and a community to veterans coming into our companies.

State and Federal Relations

NVTC is focusing on advocating for state and federal policies that facilitate veterans' employment both regionally and nationally by working with legislators and policymakers to identify solutions that will promote veterans' education, training and access to employment. This will facilitate the removal of barriers that prevent government contractors from effectively hiring and training veterans, and enable a smoother transition for veterans to the civilian workforce.

Partnerships with Academic Institutions

NVTC is working with our university and community college members to develop and expand veterans training programs that address the skills gap faced by many veterans as they leave military service. NVTC's academic partners are supporting the Veterans Employment Initiative by identifying the future employment needs of companies in the Commonwealth and providing education, certifications and associated support services to veteran students to better assure a smooth transition to the workplace.

Veteran Organization Outreach

NVTC is identifying and establishing relationships with existing veterans' programs and organizations to facilitate understanding of veterans' challenges and outreach to veterans as they transition out of military service. Veteran Organization Partners will assist NVTC in promoting the Initiative to the veteran community and encouraging their constituents to participate in the Initiative's programs and events.

Veteran Organization Partners
American Veterans Center
Army Women's Foundation
Final Salute
Veteran Staffing Network

Supporting Organizations
American Red Cross in the National
Capital Region
Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA
Professional Services Council (PSC)
The SkillSource Group