NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative Honored by V3 at Virginia Workforce Conference
On Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Virginia Workforce Conference 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 Virginia Values Veterans 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.
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 technology careers through the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI). NVTC also serves as a member of the V3 Strategic Alliance Group for the Commonwealth of Virginia providing the voice of the private sector in support of this program.
During the awards presentation, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that over 18,000 Veterans have been hired through the V3 Program and that V3 programs are on track to reach 20,000 Veterans hired by January 2017 – double Gov. McAuliffe’s goal from last year.
“Virginia has the fastest growing population of Veterans in the nation, and we have an obligation to give back to those who served our country,” said Gov. McAuliffe, speaking at the conference. “The V3 Program has been central to our efforts – encouraging companies to prioritize and maintain goals to hire and retain veterans. The V3 Program’s success is outstanding, and is attributed to the hard work of the programs staff and the commitments made to employ our Veterans by hundreds of companies across Virginia. We will continue our efforts to ensure Virginia is a leader in Veteran services and is the best place for our brave military personnel to live and raise a family.”
Gov. McAuliffe also recognized Virginia businesses and organizations with the V3 Governor’s Awards, including NVTC members CACI, Virginia Department of Corrections and Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s Veterans.
Additional NVTC member companies and organizations were recognized with the V3 Perseverando Award. They were: Dominion, Prism, Inc., Stratford University, Virginia Department of Human Resource Management, Virginia Employment Commission and Virginia Economic Development Partnership.