About VEI

What Is the VEI?

Launched in 2013, the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) connects Veterans and military spouses to employment opportunities and provides support to member companies in their efforts to recruit, hire, train and retain qualified Veteran and military spouse employees.

The Northern Virginia business and technology community and the National Capital Region’s (NCR) academic institutions and policymakers are central to the existence and growth of the VEI. The VEI is also supported through regional military and community nonprofit partnerships and with the active assistance of committed volunteers.


Learn more about the VEI and its mission and impact in the videos below.

Our Leadership

Vonzell Mattocks
VEI Task Force
Steve Cooker
Tony Crescenzo


The VEI’s mission is to make it a priority of every company to hire, train and retain military Veteran employees. The VEI aims to be a model for Veteran and military spouse employment by educating companies on the value of hiring Veterans, while facilitating training and transitioning to employment within the technology and technology support sector.


Support our Veterans in finding employment in Virginia by creating a community that expedites the transition from military to civilian employment.

Create innovative ways for NVTC members and companies in the NCR to hire, train and retain Veterans.

Assist companies in establishing or expanding their own internal Veteran programs.

Collaborate with state and federal policymakers to remove the barriers from effectively hiring and training Veterans.

NVTC Foundation

The NVTC Foundation is a registered charitable organization in Virginia and a federally approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations to the NVTC Foundation are fully tax deductible up to the allowable limits of the law. The NVTC Foundation relies on fundraisers and donations to support the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative. Visit foundation.nvtc.org or contact NVTC Foundation Vice President Steve Jordon for more information or to make a donation.