NVTC’s Veterans Employment Initiative Deepens Its Impact in 2017

January 25th, 2018 | Posted by Alexa Magdalenski in Veterans | Veterans Employment Initiative - (Comments Off on NVTC’s Veterans Employment Initiative Deepens Its Impact in 2017)

VEI Logo Sized9,000.

That is the number of Veterans hired by NVTC companies since the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative was launched in 2013.

Going into its fifth year, the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) continues to expand its impact. The VEI connects Veterans and military spouses to employment opportunities within Virginia’s technology community and provides support to NVTC member companies in their efforts to recruit, hire, train and retain qualified Veteran employees.

As we look ahead to 2018, join us in celebrating the VEI’s 2017 accomplishments:

  • Over 200 NVTC member organizations participating in the VEI
  • Over 2,000 Veterans hires by NVTC member companies
  • Over 2,000 volunteer hours in support of the VEI by NVTC members
  • Over 1 million Veteran resumes accessible on USTechVets.org, the VEI’s resume database and online job resource portal for Veterans and military spouses (free for NVTC members)
  • 650 active recruiters on USTechVets.org
  • 48 Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certified NVTC member companies
  • 3 VEI VETWORKING sessions hosted 44 Veteran and Military spouse job seekers for high-powered networking, interviews and resume coaching
  • 3 Recruiting Days hosted which had 62 companies represented with over 240 Veteran and military spouses jobseekers


Learn more about boosting your organization’s tech recruitment efforts through the VEI by contacting VEI Executive Director Steve Jordon.

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Announcing the 2017 NVTC VEI Veteran Service Award!

October 1st, 2017 | Posted by Alexa Magdalenski in Veterans | Veterans Employment Initiative - (Comments Off on Announcing the 2017 NVTC VEI Veteran Service Award!)

VEI Logo SizedIs your organization an NVTC member company dedicated to hiring and developing Veterans?  If so, you’ll want to read on!

The NVTC Foundation and the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) are seeking nominations for its second annual VEI Veteran Service Award, which honors an NVTC member company that has demonstrated a superlative level of engagement with the VEI and support of the Veteran and military community.

The award will recognize an NVTC company that goes the extra mile to hire transitioning military members, Veterans and their spouses into their corporate workforce. The most qualified nominations will come from companies that have not only hired Veterans, but also actively participate in the programs and services of the VEI and other Veteran-focused philanthropic and volunteer endeavours.

Submit a nomination for the VEI Veteran Service Award by November 3! The VEI Veteran Service Award will be presented at NVTC’s annual TechCelebration Banquet on December 11 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

For questions regarding the award, please contact VEI Executive Director Steve Jordon at 703-268-5145 or by email.

Congratulations to the MITRE Corporation, winner of the inaugural 2016 VEI Veteran Service Award!

MITRE

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NVTC Member Companies Responsible for Over 6,000 V3 Veteran Hires

August 10th, 2017 | Posted by Alexa Magdalenski in Veterans | Veterans Employment Initiative - (Comments Off on NVTC Member Companies Responsible for Over 6,000 V3 Veteran Hires)

On August 9, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that over 26,000 Veterans have been hired through the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program since its inception in 2014.

VEI Logo SizedThe NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) is proud to announce that NVTC member companies are responsible for over 6,000 of these Veteran hires!

The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is a Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Veterans Services Program. V3 helps employers understand, design and implement nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining Veterans. Nearly early 600 companies and state and local governments are V3-certified promising to prioritize bringing Veteran talent into their organizations.

The VEI is a strategic partner with V3. V3 Northern Virginia Program Manager Rick Ferry sits on the VEI Task Force and VEI Executive Director Steve Jordon sits on the V3 Veterans Workforce Steering Committee.

Micron Event 080317 v2Currently 35 NVTC member companies are V3-certified and that number continues to grow. Micron is the latest NVTC member to be certified just last week (photo, left).

In 2015 and 2016, 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.

Interested in becoming V3-certified? Contact Steve Jordon or Rick Ferry to learn more.

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