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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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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