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NVTC Honored by V3 at 3rd Annual Virginia Values Veterans V3 Summit

On Thursday, Aug. 27 at the 3rd Annual Virginia Values Veterans V3 Summit in Richmond, NVTC was honored by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services with the V3 Commonwealth Award. The Commonwealth Awards are presented to strategic partners and supporters of the V3 Program who have made significant contributions to the operation, strategy, and mission of the V3 Program and who have used their expertise to help make Virginia the most Veteran-friendly state in nation to work.

Allison Gilmore of NVTC accepting the award.
From left: Delegate Monty Mason, Sen. Bryce Reeves and Sen. Toddy Puller present NVTC’s Allison Gilmore with the V3 Commonwealth Award at the summit on Aug. 27.

NVTC staff and volunteers have been extremely proud to partner with the Department of Veterans Services and the V3 program team on efforts to connect veterans to careers in our technology sector through the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative. NVTC also serves as a member of the Strategic Alliance Group for the Commonwealth of Virginia providing the voice of the private sector in support of this program.

Earlier in the event, Gov. Terry McAuliffe recognized Virginia businesses, including NVTC members CACI International and Virginia Tech, for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s veterans. Since 2010, over 80,000 veterans have been added to Virginia’s labor force – more than all other states combined.

“The V3 program is a true example of what we can achieve when the public and private sectors work together for the good of our Commonwealth,” said Gov. McAuliffe. “I am so proud to announce that we met my goal of hiring 11,000 veterans through the V3 program 900 days ahead of schedule, and that today we are raising the bar to hire 20,000 before the end of my term. It is an honor to work with these companies to leverage the unique training and talents of our veterans so that they can lead happy and productive lives in a new Virginia economy.”

Also during the Summit, NVTC Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives Allison Gilmore moderated a panel discussion on the new Veterans Employment Grant for V3 Certified companies, which was launched last month at ICF International.